privy to


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In the face of the probabilities, in the face of the facts, he had now firmly persuaded himself that Sir Joseph was privy to the fraud that had been practiced on him.
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.
If Miss Verinder is not privy to the suppression of the Diamond, what do these things mean?
I suspected her at once of being privy to the suppression of the Diamond.
Knightley have been privy to all her attempts of assisting Jane Fairfax, could he even have seen into her heart, he would not, on this occasion, have found any thing to reprove.
As for himself, he protested, that although few things delighted him so much as new discoveries in art or in nature, yet he would rather lose half his kingdom, than be privy to such a secret; which he commanded me, as I valued any life, never to mention any more.
Sports CEC Robert Sumbi said he is not privy to the information which has been heavily circulated on social media since Thursday.
Respondents to the consultation were generally supportive of the practice of keeping the list which contains details of parties privy to the transaction.
Najjar dismissed a reporter's claim that Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun had expressed discontent for not being privy to the formations, saying:
Lieutenant Alex Mendez and his wife Detective Lisa Mendez become privy to the hidden possibilities of a secret old as time itself, hidden in the innocent soul of their four-year-old daughter.
Another makes us privy to the thoughts and feelings of a young girl who suspects that her parents may have adopted her as a replacement for an infant daughter killed years earlier in a car accident.
We experienced an earlier incident at a Waikiki Budget office, where we finally were given the "spouse rate" but only after every customer in the room had been privy to our relationship.