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Don Quixote
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  • …audacity of Leonela has now reached such a pitch that every night she conceals a gallant of hers in this house and remains with him till morning, at the expense of my reputation; inasmuch as it is open to anyone to question it who may see him quitting my house at such unseasonable hours; but what distresses me is that I cannot punish or chide her, for her privity to our intrigue bridles my mouth and keeps me silent about hers, while I am dreading that some catastrophe will come of it.

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  • His privity to our conspiracy makes him dangerous.
  • Prior to strict product liability, the doctrine of privity assured that a manufacturer was not liable for a seller’s misrepresentations.

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