privily
adverb see privy I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Privily — Priv i*ly, adv. In a privy manner; privately; secretly. Chaucer. 2 Pet. ii. 1. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • privily — privy ► ADJECTIVE (privy to) ▪ sharing in the knowledge of (something secret). ► NOUN (pl. privies) ▪ a toilet in a small shed outside a house. DERIVATIVES privily adverb. ORIGIN Old French prive private , also private place , from Latin priva …   English terms dictionary

  • privily — adverb confidentially or in secret told her friend privily that she was planning to be married • Usage Domain: ↑archaism, ↑archaicism …   Useful english dictionary

  • privily — /priv euh lee/, adv. in a privy manner; secretly. [1250 1300; ME; see PRIVY, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • privily — adverb In a private manner; privately …   Wiktionary

  • privily — adv. RG. 518. Alys. 3765 …   Oldest English Words

  • privily — adv. secretly, covertly, clandestinely, surreptitiously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • privily — ad. Privately, secretly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • privily — priv·i·ly …   English syllables

  • privily — /ˈprɪvəli/ (say privuhlee) adverb Archaic in a privy manner; secretly …   Australian English dictionary

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