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Definition of Private

  • Belonging to, or concerning, an individual person, company, or interest; peculiar to one's self; unconnected with others; personal; one's own; not public; not general; separate; as, a man's private opinion; private property; a private purse; private expenses or interests; a private secretary.
  • Sequestered from company or observation; appropriated to an individual; secret; secluded; lonely; solitary; as, a private room or apartment; private prayer.
  • Not invested with, or engaged in, public office or employment; as, a private citizen; private life.
  • Not publicly known; not open; secret; as, a private negotiation; a private understanding.
  • Privacy; retirement.
  • One not invested with a public office.
  • A common soldier; a soldier below the grade of a noncommissioned officer.
  • The private parts; the genitals.
  • an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
  • confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

How to use private in a sentence. Private pronunciation.

I was private Secretary to his majesty the Secretary and there was not yet writing enough for two of us.
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We tried to trade him off at private vendue next, offering him at a sacrifice for second-hand tombstones, old iron, temperance tracts-any kind of property.
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The legislature sat sixty days, and passed private tollroad franchises all the time.
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She hop'd that this wou'd be a warning to him how he hereafter went about to put Tricks upon Gentlewomen, or make his Boast what private Favours he had receiv'd from 'em.
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But by a Friend of mine, that had been a Well-wisher to the calling, I was advis'd, as much the safer way, to list my self as a Retainer to a Private _Vaulting School_; where I was told (and indeed found it so) that there were none admitted but what were Sound and Tight.
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For if you look back, and reflect upon your first going astray, it was full of danger and hazard; and how private so ever you thought you were in it, yet it could not escape your Husbands Jealousie and Mistrust; and at last, when you least suspected it, was fully discover'd by your Gallant himself.
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Afterwards, in private, she drew Emmeline's attention to this garb, and frankly asked her opinion of it.
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Emmeline observed the eagerness with which this epistle was pounced upon and carried off for private perusal.
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Miss Derrick's private affairs don't at all concern me.
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He forgot his private embarrassment in speculation as to the young woman's character.
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Very soon after Mumford's departure, Louise begged for a few minutes' private talk.
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The boy inherited much from his father; but, unlike Turgenev, he had the best of all private tutors, a good mother, of whom his biographer says, Elle demeure toujours sa plus intime amie.
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About this time he decided to substitute the Lord's Prayer in his private devotions for all other petitions, saying that "Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven" included everything.
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In the "Diary of Private lvanov," Garshin gave more pictures of the hideous suffering of war, with a wonderful portrait of the commander of the company, who is so harshly tyrannical that his men hate him, and resolve to slay him in the battle.
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I have a very sick child in the car, and no money for a hotel, and none for a private conveyance for the long, long journey into the country.
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The following incident is given by "_The Presbyterian_," on the authority of a private letter from Paris: "At a Bible reunion, held at the house of an English Congregationalist minister, where several colporteurs, teachers and others meet for devotional reading and conversation, a brief anecdote was related by a clergyman living in La Force, who established there an institution for epileptics, where he has now three hundred, supported entirely on the principle of faith, like Muller's orphanage.
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There was at Saint-Cloud an apartment which the Emperor fancied very much; it opened on a beautiful avenue of chestnut-trees in the private park, where he could walk at any hour without being seen.
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It is then untrue, as has been so often said and written, that the Emperor placed in a private pocket, which was called the good pocket, the petitions he wished to grant, without even examining them.
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One day there was a great commotion in the private apartments over a paper which could not be found.
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This room was usually occupied by the cabinet usher, and the Emperor was accustomed to enter it if he wished to hold a private conversation without being overheard by the secretaries.
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Examples of Private

Example #1
So Johnny K- and I devoted our time to amusement.
Example #2
I had nothing to do and no salary.
Example #3
But holders were stiff, and we retired from the market again.
Example #4
Then the auctioneer brought in his bill, and I withdrew the horse from the market.
Example #5
When they adjourned it was estimated that every citizen owned about three franchises, and it was believed that unless Congress gave the Territory another degree of longitude there would not be room enough to accommodate the toll-roads.
Example #6
And yet that short-sighted man needed the Chaplain more than any other member, perhaps, for he generally sat with his feet on his desk, eating raw turnips, during the morning prayer.