In August and September, private wages and salaries rose $34.8 billion and $18.8 billion, respectively.
The gradual tightening of the Soviet noose plays out in public and private ways.
There is a lightness of touch, a real sense of fun, as if the private eye, Cayetano Brulé, is on tip-toes.
From his British base, Altaf runs the MQM as a private party with him in complete control.
Nancy Hass reports on her private final days and speaks to friends about what made her such an icon—and such a lively presence.
His advancement had been rapid, from private to sergeant, and from sergeant to a commission.
“If you mean it not to be private, you shall tell me about it when I come back,” said her husband.
But private societies are inadequate to the duties required.
This he opened because it was marked "private and Personal."
After the assembly had dispersed the Emperor retired to his private cabinet.
late 14c., "pertaining or belonging to oneself, not shared, individual; not open to the public;" of a religious rule, "not shared by Christians generally, distinctive; from Latin privatus "set apart, belonging to oneself (not to the state), peculiar, personal," used in contrast to publicus, communis; past participle of privare "to separate, deprive," from privus "one's own, individual," from PIE *prei-wo-, from PIE *prai-, *prei-, from root *per- (1) "forward, through" (see per).
Old English in this sense had syndrig. Private grew popular 17c. as an alternative to common (adj.), which had overtones of condescention. Of persons, "not holding public office," recorded from early 15c. In private "privily" is from 1580s. Related: Privately. Private school is from 1650s. Private parts "the pudenda" is from 1785. Private enterprise first recorded 1797; private property by 1680s; private sector is from 1948. Private eye "private detective" is recorded from 1938, American English.
1590s, "private citizen," short for private person "individual not involved in government" (early 15c.), or from Latin privatus "man in private life," noun use of the adjective; 1781 in the military sense, short for Private soldier "one below the rank of a non-commissioned officer" (1570s), from private (adj.).