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private view

a preview, esp of an art exhibition, for specially invited guests
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • That this was not his private view Shelton inferred by studying Mr. Dennant's manner in the presence of the vagabond.

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • 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 suppose you do have to be there for that private view of the panels.

    Miss Pat at School Pemberton Ginther
  • 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
  • But one mornin' I gets a private view that was worth watchin' for.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • You know that the lite of London society goes to the private view.

    An Autobiography Elizabeth Butler
  • He had forgotten the two friends he had invited to come in for a private view of the large-paper edition.

    My Lord Duke E. W. Hornung
  • Jack said that when Stephen smiled it was like a private view of a cemetery.

  • I had my first private view yesterday, when I looked at your picture from a punt in which I happened to be.

    Thorley Weir E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
  • I've got cards for the private view of the Reynolds exhibition at the Petit Palais.

    The Glimpses of the Moon Edith Wharton

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