privily


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priv·i·ly

 (prĭv′ə-lē)
adv.
In a privy manner; privately or secretly.

privily

(ˈprɪvɪlɪ)
adv
archaic or literary in a secret way
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.privily - confidentially or in secret; "told her friend privily that she was planning to be married"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
Translations

privily

[ˈprɪvɪlɪ] ADV [speak] → privadamente, en privado; [tell] → confidencialmente

privily

adv (old)insgeheim, im Geheimen
References in classic literature ?
Placed in these circumstances then, with no prospect of matters mending if I remained aboard the Dolly, I at once made up my mind to leave her: to be sure it was rather an inglorious thing to steal away privily from those at whose hands I had received wrongs and outrages that I could not resent; but how was such a course to be avoided when it was the only alternative left me?
Then he privily took a dose of active poison, imagining that it would not fail to kill either himself or the devil that possessed him, or both together.
I told Walt privily that she had favoured Dickon, and Dickon privily that she loved Walt.
This message he bade me tell thee privily, word for word, and thus it was.
The Alta-Pacific had suggested that his resignation be kept a private matter, and then had privily informed the newspapers.
And each rower, his oar in position in case of attack, privily felt under the canvas flap to make sure of the exact location of his concealed Lee- Enfield.