A person’s personal relationships, interests, etc., as distinct from their public or professional life: he was somewhat reserved and shy in private life [count noun]: he tried to live an ordinary private life
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- Marsh lives in a council flat and injects tireless devotion into his work to the exclusion of any private life.
- So there is no legitimate public interest in the private lives of public figures?
- Sociologists said the contest would reveal people's private lives to the public and should be held cautiously.