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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.
  • Say, didst thou too abet This crime, or dost abjure all privity?
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • WITH that came the Damosel of the Lake unto the king, and said, Sir, I must speak with you in privity.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur

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  • WITH that came the Damosel of the Lake unto the king, and said, Sir, I must speak with you in privity.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • And for myself, if with my privity He gain admittance to my hearth, I pray The curse I laid on others fall on me.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • But Judith had not meddled with the arrangement, and every necessary disposition was made without her privity or advice.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • …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.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Why the devil, Upon this French going out, took he upon him, Without the privity o’ the King, to appoint Who should attend on him?
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry VIII
  • Giovanni had not considered with himself what should be his deportment; whether he should apologize for his intrusion into the garden, or assume that he was there with the privity at least, if not by the desire, of Dr. Rappaccini or his daughter; but Beatrice’s manner placed him at his ease, though leaving him still in doubt by what agency he had gained admittance.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Rappaccini’s Daughter

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  • Then we pray you, said La Beale Isoud and Sir Tristram, that when ye have received your letters, that ye would come by us that we may see the privity of your letters.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • An husband should not be inquisitive Of Godde’s privity, nor of his wife.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • And all alone, save only a squier, That knew his privity* and all his cas**, *secrets **fortune Which was disguised poorly as he was, To Athens is he gone the nexte* way.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Men should know nought of Godde’s privity*.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • ’ And to his wife he told his privity, And she was ware, and better knew than he What all this *quainte cast was for to say*.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • *Well ought a man avised for to be* *a man should take good heed* Whom that he brought into his privity.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • She knew my heart, and all my privity, Bet than our parish priest, so may I the.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • * *jot And so I did full often, God it wot, That made his face full often red and hot For very shame, and blam’d himself, for he Had told to me so great a privity.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • *early morning But Robin may not know of this, thy knave*, *servant Nor eke thy maiden Gill I may not save: Ask me not why: for though thou aske me I will not telle Godde’s privity.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • For in the towne was there no prentice That fairer coulde cast a pair of dice Than Perkin could; and thereto *he was free *he spent money liberally Of his dispence, in place of privity.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Then we pray you, said La Beale Isoud and Sir Tristram, that when ye have received your letters, that ye would come by us that we may see the privity of your letters.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • Thou shalt with me to helle yet tonight, Where thou shalt knowen of our privity* *secrets More than a master of divinity.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • "Then put thine hand adown right by my back," Saide this man, "and grope well behind, Beneath my buttock, there thou shalt find A thing, that I have hid in privity."
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • But yet n’ere* Christian Britons so exiled, *there were That there n’ere* some which in their privity not Honoured Christ, and heathen folk beguiled; And nigh the castle such there dwelled three: And one of them was blind, and might not see, But* it were with thilk* eyen of his mind, *except **those With which men maye see when they be blind.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • * *little And when this Canon saw it would not be But his Yeoman would tell his privity,* *secrets He fled away for very sorrow and shame.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • *knowledge Voide* your man, and let him be thereout; *send away And shut the doore, while we be about Our privity, that no man us espy, While that we work in this phiosophy.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • We may well make cheer and good visage, And drive forth the world as it may be, And keepen our estate in privity, Till we be dead, or elles that we play A pilgrimage, or go out of the way.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • …le Fay, and she greeteth you well, and biddeth you be of strong heart, for ye shall fight to morrow with a knight at the hour of prime, and therefore she hath sent you here Excalibur, Arthur’s sword, and the scabbard, and she biddeth you as ye love her, that ye do the battle to the uttermost, without any mercy, like as ye had promised her when ye spake together in privity; and what damosel that bringeth her the knight’s head, which ye shall fight withal, she will make her a queen.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • …le Fay, and she greeteth you well, and biddeth you be of strong heart, for ye shall fight to morrow with a knight at the hour of prime, and therefore she hath sent you here Excalibur, Arthur’s sword, and the scabbard, and she biddeth you as ye love her, that ye do the battle to the uttermost, without any mercy, like as ye had promised her when ye spake together in privity; and what damosel that bringeth her the knight’s head, which ye shall fight withal, she will make her a queen.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • And Sir," quoth he, "now of my privity, Since ye so goodly have been unto me, And kithed* to me so great gentleness, *shown Somewhat, to quite with your kindeness, I will you shew, and if you list to lear,* *learn I will you teache plainly the mannere How I can worken in philosophy.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • *unless So manly was this Julius of heart, And so well loved *estately honesty *dignified propriety* That, though his deadly woundes sore smart,* *pained him His mantle o’er his hippes caste he, That ne man shoulde see his privity And as he lay a-dying in a trance, And wiste verily that dead was he, Of honesty yet had he remembrance.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • My husband is to me the worste man That ever was since that the world began; But since I am a wife, it sits* not me *becomes To telle no wight of our privity, Neither in bed, nor in none other place; God shield* I shoulde tell it for his grace; *forbid A wife shall not say of her husband But all honour, as I can understand; Save unto you thus much I telle shall; As help me God, he is nought worth at all In no degree, the value of a fly.
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • …Dispenses, expenses, Disperplyd, scattered, Dispoiled, stripped, Distained, sullied, dishonoured, Disworship, shame, Dole, gift of alms, Dole, sorrow, Domineth, dominates, rules, Don, gift, Doted, foolish, Doubted, redoubtable, Draughts, privities, secret interviews, recesses, Drenched, drowned, Dress, make ready, Dressed up, raised, Dretched, troubled in sleep, Dretching, being troubled in sleep, Dromounds, war vessels, Dure, endure, last,; dured,; during, Duresse, bondage, hardship,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • …Dispenses, expenses, Disperplyd, scattered, Dispoiled, stripped, Distained, sullied, dishonoured, Disworship, shame, Dole, gift of alms, Dole, sorrow, Domineth, dominates, rules, Don, gift, Doted, foolish, Doubted, redoubtable, Draughts, privities, secret interviews, recesses, Drenched, drowned, Dress, make ready, Dressed up, raised, Dretched, troubled in sleep, Dretching, being troubled in sleep, Dromounds, war vessels, Dure, endure, last,; dured,; during, Duresse, bondage, hardship,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • …Dispenses, expenses, Disperplyd, scattered, Dispoiled, stripped, Distained, sullied, dishonoured, Disworship, shame, Dole, gift of alms, Dole, sorrow, Domineth, dominates, rules, Don, gift, Doted, foolish, Doubted, redoubtable, Draughts, privities, secret interviews, recesses, Drenched, drowned, Dress, make ready, Dressed up, raised, Dretched, troubled in sleep, Dretching, being troubled in sleep, Dromounds, war vessels, Dure, endure, last,; dured,; during, Duresse, bondage, hardship,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • *" *labour This Nicholas answer’d; "Fetch me a drink; And after will I speak in privity Of certain thing that toucheth thee and me: I will tell it no other man certain."
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • The day of wedding came, but no wight can Telle what woman that it shoulde be; For which marvail wonder’d many a man, And saide, when they were in privity, "Will not our lord yet leave his vanity?
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
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