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  • But Tyndarus was privily making up such sort of speeches for him who wished your death to speak. Cited from The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I, by Euripides
  • Then up stood the king and cried on his men to take those who had lain privily in the porch through the night. Cited from The Story of the Volsungs
  • Now, may I pray thee, let no man that hear, But tell it me privily in mine ear. Cited from Old English Plays, Vol. II, by Dodsley
  • The outlaw, at the same moment, recognised his leader, and privily signed to him with hand and eye. Cited from The Black Arrow, by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • But oughtn't these things be done by night, privily, as they should bury the dead? Cited from The Wind Bloweth, by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne
  • And the chief men of the city took the bodies of the three Kings and hid them privily in the earth. Cited from In the Yule-Log Glow, Book I, by Various
  • Privily, he thanked God that he was not made as they. Cited from Smoke Bellew, by Jack London
  • The priest even was in readiness to marry them privily, and they would have won the day in spite of me. Cited from Margery, by Georg Ebers, v3
  • Already often have they been privily watched, but one may not interrupt them, only let them, come and go at their listing. Cited from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 345, July 1844, Vol. 56
  • But you can be dealt with privily, and you shall. Cited from Historical Nights' Entertainment, V1, by Sabatini
  • "Being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, he was minded to put her away privily." Cited from Our Lady Saint Mary, by J. G. H. Barry
  • In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. Cited from The Bible, King James, Psalms Book 19
  • You got a paper title out of Marquette's executors, privily, years ago. Cited from The Sleuth of St. James Street, by M. D. Post
  • And I asked them privily what those things betokened. Cited from The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, Author Unknown
  • He weighed his plan privily with his people. Cited from The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Ta'in Bo' Cu'alnge, by Unknown
  • But when Galahad saw there would none turn again he stole away privily so that none wist where he was become. Cited from Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series), by Various
  • But they sat there to no purpose until past noon when each went his own way privily damning the judge's penuriousness. Cited from 1000 Nights and a Night, Vo1. 14, Tr. by Burton
  • Thou hast done it privily, but I shall make this to be done and open in the sight of all Israel. Cited from Bible Stories and Religious Classics, by Philip P. Wells
  • Call thy men hither, and let him be conveyed away privily. Cited from Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2), by John Roby
  • And then privily he wrote unto her letters and ballads of the most goodliest that were used in those days. Cited from Le Mort d'Arthur, by Thomas Malory Volume 1
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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