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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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And the Hospital Orderly was so satisfied with the justice of the punishment that he did not even order Private Dormer back to his cot.
It is something more than the mere fact of her choosing to disguise herself to forward her own private ends that causes my present perplexity.
It has been objected that upon the abolition of private property all work will cease, and universal laziness will overtake us.
Billina having fluttered under the hammer, it now remained only to rescue the private who was riding upon the iron giant's arm, high in the air.
This the private managed to do, waiting until a time when he was nearest the ground and then letting himself drop upon the Scarecrow.
But it may be asked how Individualism, which is now more or less dependent on the existence of private property for its development, will benefit by the abolition of such private property.
For the recognition of private property has really harmed Individualism, and obscured it, by confusing a man with what he possesses.
With the abolition of private property, then, we shall have true, beautiful, healthy Individualism.
I drop him a line, unsigned, and he answers me in the same way at my private address.
Upon this incident, Reldresal, principal secretary for private affairs, who always approved himself your true friend, was commanded by the emperor to deliver his opinion, which he accordingly did; and therein justified the good thoughts you have of him.
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.
The worst of it is, he has a private telephone wire in his house to London.
Now, as the fact of becoming a prince from a private station presupposes either ability or fortune, it is clear that one or other of these things will mitigate in some degree many difficulties.
This man rose from a private station to be Prince of Syracuse, nor did he, either, owe anything to fortune but opportunity; for the Syracusans, being oppressed, chose him for their captain, afterwards he was rewarded by being made their prince.
Besides, there would be another inconvenience attending this proposal, for what is common to many is taken least care of; for all men regard more what is their own than what others share with them in, to which they pay less attention than is incumbent on every one: let me add also, that every one is more negligent of what another is to see to, as well as himself, than of his own private business; as in a family one is often worse served by many servants than by a few.