private understanding

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brought him yet stronger suspicion of there being a something of private liking, of private understanding even, between Frank Churchill and Jane.
Horace's jealousy saw something suspiciously suggestive of a private understanding in Julian's earnest attention and in Mercy's downcast face.
It even seemed to Winterbourne at times that Giovanelli would find a certain mental relief in being able to have a private understanding with him--to say to him, as an intelligent man, that, bless you, HE knew how extraordinary was this young lady, and didn't flatter himself with delusive-- or at least TOO delusive--hopes of matrimony and dollars.
The beauty of the play is that Kate and Petruchio finally come to a private understanding that is profound and indestructible.
US officials were especially furious about the announcement because they thought they had reached a private understanding with Netanyahu that even though East Jerusalem was not officially included in the moratorium, he would prevent any provocative actions there.
For Wittgenstein, because this is to transcend publicly available means of conveying understanding, this realist's understanding is a private understanding.
The AMVETS Award honors an organization, company or agency that has shown exceptional support of the ESGR mission in promoting both public and private understanding of the National Guard and Reserve.
Since the election, Dr Paisley has also twice informed reporters that he intends to serve his full four-year term, which is believed to breach a private understanding with Deputy Leader Peter Robinson and the DUP's rotating ministerial team.
There was no private understanding with anyone in the Mayor's Office with regard to the DWP billings or contract, he said.
It's surprising that Velure, who is a highly regarded jurist, and Roberts, who is the kind of lawyer people in trouble want on their side, would fail to see how their private understanding would affect public confidence in the judicial selection process.
She moves us from a private understanding of art to a community (What does art do in and for the community?
And without public and private understanding of the devastating effect of this condition, we are in a weakened position to do anything about it.

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