In that gossipy little town, of course, there were endless surmises as to the why and wherefore of that private key.
He let himself in at his door with a private key—and I saw him no more.
Mrs. Cupp would be very angry if she knew Linda was down here without permission and had a private key to her trunk.
He locked the door with a private key, and kicked a chair up to the table.
You'd encrypt the message with your private key and my public key.
I can put it on my "keyring" -- a list of keys that I've signed with my private key.
The second lock -- your private key -- only comes off with your public key.
Because if they can decrypt it with your public key, it can only have been encrypted with your private key.
I signed it and encrypted it with my private key and the public key Masha had provided.
He went over to the sideboard, unlocked a lower division of it with his private key, and drew forth a half-bottle of champagne.