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Synonyms for private

Synonyms for private

belonging to, relating to, or affecting a particular person

belonging or confined to a particular person or group as opposed to the public or the government

known about by very few

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an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines

confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy

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concerning things deeply private and personal

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concerning one person exclusively

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not expressed

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I leave to your prudence what measures you will take; and to avoid suspicion, I must immediately return in as private a manner as I came.
Permits are now being offered to one private company in each city, in return for three per cent of the revenue.
For the recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses.
Grimy sailors came down out of the foretop placidly announcing themselves as "a handful of private citizens of America, traveling simply for recreation and unostentatiously," etc.
They were private, and were filled with arguments; some of these taking the form of prayer.
Guph went to the King's private cave and sat down upon an amethyst chair and put his feet on the arm of the King's ruby throne.
That is how it happened that one of Buell's men, Private Bennett Story Greene, committed the indiscretion of striking his officer.
Questioned as to certain private conversations which had passed between her late daughter-in-law and herself, she declared that Mrs.
In the first room as you enter you will find the office servant; in the second, the under-clerks; the private office of the second head-clerk is to the right or left, and further on is that of the head of the bureau.
I have in my Army eight Generals, six Colonels, seven Majors and five Captains, besides one private for them to command.
You and Launce are coming to dinner, and I will see that you have your little private opportunities of retirement afterward.
Everything, of course, is in code, yet we know this for a fact: a good deal of private information passing between the Admiral and his commanders was known in Germany three hours after the signals themselves had been given.
The prince says that private persons cannot take part in war without the permission of the government.
You HAD a great curiosity to know certain private affairs of mine when you came to see me--private affairs which all your sharpness could not look into without my help-- private affairs which you have not discovered, even now.
And do you think that sort of private knowledge consistent with the official position you occupy?