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adverb     privately pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    in a place where no other people can see or hear you

    We wanted to speak privately.

    1. a.
      used about thoughts or feelings that you do not express

      They were privately furious about it.

      Privately, he hoped they would refuse.

  2. 2
    by people who provide money themselves, rather than by governments


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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