privy (adj.) Old form(s): priuie , priuy
privately aware [of], secretly knowledgeable [about]
2H6 III.i.47[Suffolk to Queen, of Gloucester and the Duchess's practices] if he were not privy to those faults
AC I.ii.42[Alexas to Charmian] You think none but your sheets are privy to your wishes
Ham I.i.134[Horatio to Ghost] If thou art privy to thy country's fate
RJ V.iii.266[Friar to Prince, of Juliet] to the marriage / Her nurse is privy
TG III.i.12[Proteus to Duke] Myself am one made privy to the plot
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