privily

All Adverb
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  • Then let him come at once, secretly and privily, while no one is here with me. Cited from Four Arthurian Romances, by Chretien DeTroyes
  • Why do men come privily to slay me in my bed? Cited from The Black Arrow, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Out at the door he went full privily, When that he saw his time, softely. Cited from Canterbury Tales and Other Poems, Geoffrey Chaucer
  • He gave over the governance of the host, privily, to a lord whom he much loved. Cited from Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut, by Wace
  • As it fell, we could be alone together for a few minutes only, and had no chance of speaking to each other privily. Cited from Margery, by Georg Ebers, v2
  • Then Sir Galahad retired privily, so that none knew where he had gone. Cited from Bulfinch's Mythology, by Thomas Bulfinch
  • There is nothing to do but privily to call the very bride -- the lady herself. Cited from The Grandissimes, by George Washington Cable
  • He told them his purpose to depart from the camp that same night privily, taking none with him, save themselves alone. Cited from Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut, by Wace
  • "Lord, give me grace, for privily I have a little word for thee." Cited from Poems By The Way & Love Is Enough, by William Morris
  • Twice only did he hastily turn away and privily wipe his eyes. Cited from Margery, by Georg Ebers, v8
  • This message he bade me tell thee privily, word for word, and thus it was. Cited from The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, by Howard Pyle
  • And when mass was done the king and the queen opened the letters privily by themself. Cited from Le Mort d'Arthur, by Thomas Malory Volume 2
  • Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength. Cited from Purgatory, Divine Comedy, Dante, Tr. by Norton
  • If you confess your counsel privily to me, you cannot think that I shall show the matter to any man. Cited from French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France, by France
  • All that night he commanded thirty men privily to watch Fair-hands for to keep him from all treason. Cited from Stories of King Arthur and His Knights, by U. Waldo Cutler
  • Both decided to maintain their engagement privily, until passed some years Fey would break that relationship.
  • The mother of the bride regarded her also, and praised her privily. Cited from French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France, by France
  • Often she asked him privily, if she had come short or offended in any measure, whilst he was without the realm. Cited from French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France, by France
  • Come, come, be clear with me; You bid me to despatch him privily. Cited from Chastelard, by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  • Then Herod privily called the Wise-men, and learned of them exactly what time the star appeared. Cited from His Life, by William E. Barton, Theodore G. Soares, and Sydney Strong
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How privily gets used

Meaning of privily

  • adverb Confidentially or in secret
    told her friend privily that she was planning to be married