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With no one else present.‘I've got to talk to you in private’
in secret, secretly, in secrecy, privately, behind closed doors, in camera, with no one else presentView synonyms
- ‘When it comes to actually dealing with death and the dead, even in public, we do so in private.’
- ‘The meeting is being held in private, with only creditors allowed to attend.’
- ‘The judge was today hearing a bail application on Colin's behalf in private.’
- ‘The special meeting was being held in private because of the commercial sensitivity of the project.’
- ‘The GMC panel held much of the hearing in private, but ruled its decision could be made public.’
- ‘There is even a coffee table and two armchairs if you want to chat with your girlfriend in private.’
- ‘The problem for those seeking clarity is that much of the direct policy lobbying takes place in private.’
- ‘Rome has an obsession with secrecy - a lot goes on in private but it need not.’
- ‘Most British ambassadors would have huffed and puffed in private, and said nothing in public.’
- ‘Yesterday, Manchester city council's executive met in private to agree the deal.’
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