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privy -- as in: privy to her real identity
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  • privy to the details of the conspiracy
  • It is difficult to vote wisely when I am not privy to all of the intelligence reports.
  • You think none but your sheets are privy to your wishes.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Now she was part of the forty most crucial minds at the company—the Gang of 40—privy to its most secret plans and data.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • Her head spun at Stephanie’s assessment; it was as if the woman had known her all her life and were privy to her darkest secrets.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • I knew at the time that he had never been with a real woman, but he seemed to know their intimacies, as if in going through his photos he had become privy to the secrets of lovemaking, the positions and special methods and the favored styles of the moment.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • "For the newcomers among us," S.Q. said, "let me remind you that you, too, could be privy to the special privileges enjoyed by our Messengers.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • The Count was privy to all his innermost plans for the revenge war.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • "He himself grew up with just a privy," Red said.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • I remember the privy behind our cottage in Kinvara, so the smell doesn’t shock me, though the seat is cold.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • If he was helping to put the briefings together he was privy to some highly classified and potentially valuable information.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • He’s probably silently gloating at the fact that I admitted I’m attracted to him, while I’m silently cringing that he’s now privy to that knowledge.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Sears, Roebuck catalogues perform their classic function in the crudely built privies, which sit, half-hidden, in the tall grasses behind the shacks.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Apropos of which, Sophie realized, Bronek was now speaking in the tones of one proud to be privy to portentous tidings.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I know you’re privy to that information as an angel of death."
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • As I folded the blankets, Mr. Robert went out to the privy.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • We talked through three of the rings, only letting go of each other’s hands to pour wine or get up to visit the privy stool behind the curtain in the corner.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • A few feet beyond is his privy — a hole with a wooden shanty over it.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • But between the images, we are privy to the real-life action being played out on the set.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Small details I’m privy to now.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • They paste stickers on parked windshields and in public privies.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Her eyes locked onto mine in the mirror and lingered there awhile, waiting, and I understood that I had been made privy to a secret.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • This was news, this was a bulletin—I was suddenly privy to everything.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • A gander who had been privy to the plot had confessed his guilt to Squealer and immediately committed suicide by swallowing deadly nightshade berries.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • How come de United States privy house, Tea Cake?
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • She had already discovered, to her horror, that the bathroom was a privy outside the house, and it had no light for night visits.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • M. Piet, in the Rue Therese, No. 4, was making the rough draft of his privy assembly to consolidate the monarchy.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • All this I know; and to the marriage Her nurse is privy: and if ought in this Miscarried by my fault, let my old life Be sacrific’d, some hour before his time, Unto the rigour of severest law.
    William Shakespeare  --  Romeo and Juliet
  • The good ancient widow, my only privy counsellor, thought no pains nor care too great to procure my advantage, nor had I ever occasion to blame her fidelity, which drew from me an ample reward.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The Twins were privy to the identities of the Varden’s collaborators.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person, and so it came about that in college I was unjustly accused of being a politician, because I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • My sisters remembered this time better than I did, as they were older and therefore privy to more information.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • Let him just cut your nose off and your ears and pull your privy parts out by the roots to feed raw to his hunting dogs!
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • Collet was not yet privy to the evidence that had cemented Fache’s certainty of their suspect’s guilt, but he knew better than to question the instincts of the Bull.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • He called on a number of old family friends who still lived there, and from their answers to his queries, Chris pieced together the facts of his father’s previous marriage and subsequent divorce, facts to which he hadn’t been privy.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Allowing that my theory of the crime was the correct one, and I believed that it must be the correct one, then obviously the Wagon Lit conductor himself must be privy to the plot.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Hither we came, and thence, down in the ditch, I saw people plunged in an excrement that seemed as if it proceeded from human privies.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • My supposition is that sheer chance has made us privy to an important secret.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Emma found that it was not Mr. Weston’s fault that the number of privy councillors was not yet larger.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • There was a chill wind blowing, and as she passed there came to her nose the mingled smells of wood smoke, frying pork and untended privies.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Behind the custard stand stood an old unpainted privy leaning badly to one side.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • She hoped Paul D wouldn’t take it upon himself to come looking for her and be obliged to see her squatting in front of her own privy making a mudhole too deep to be witnessed without shame.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • The marshal of the field was lost in astonishment at the words of Tosilos; and as he was one of those who were privy to the arrangement of the affair he knew not what to say in reply.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • The lieutenant who was their guide was a dapper young man named Pitzer, who liked to gossip, to show that he was privy to great secrets.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • He says that’s because there’s only one privy and it’s in the backyard and children don’t get down the stairs in time to put their little arses on the bowl, God help us.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Then he called to him his privy council, and told them of the sudden departing of the duke and his wife.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • "We call upon the privy councilor Pyotr Petrovitch Bol," the voice began again.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • If thou hast any sound, or use of voice, Speak to me: If there be any good thing to be done, That may to thee do ease, and, race to me, Speak to me: If thou art privy to thy country’s fate, Which, happily, foreknowing may avoid, O, speak!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • A grand dignity, indeed, a privy councillor!
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • Then he called to him his privy council, and told them of the sudden departing of the duke and his wife.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
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