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private view

a preview, esp of an art exhibition, for specially invited guests
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  • This time last year she had been to the private view with Ted.

    Audrey Craven May Sinclair
  • I suppose you do have to be there for that private view of the panels.

    Miss Pat at School

    Pemberton Ginther
  • He unhinged the top half of his face to give me a private view.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • But one mornin' I gets a private view that was worth watchin' for.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Gabriel Nash had been at many a private view, but he was not at that one.

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James
  • How would it be if I asked her to go with me to a private view?

    Studies in love and in terror Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • I can take you to the private view of Mrs. ——'s pictures; I have just got an invitation.

    How It All Came Round L. T. Meade
  • Then we go to the private view, turn our backs on it and say, "Isn't it sublime—did you ever!"

    The Champagne Standard

    Mrs. John Lane
  • You know that the lite of London society goes to the private view.

    An Autobiography Elizabeth Butler
  • Ben, who was present at this private view, did not like her in it, and told her so.

    The Celebrity at Home Violet Hunt

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