steal privately to


steal privately to
   obsolete
   to copulate with extramaritally
   From the surreptitious approach within a household:
    If, for instance, from mere wantonness of appetite, [a husband] steals privately to her chambermaid, Sir, a wife ought not greatly to resent this. (J. Boswell, 1791 — Dr Johnson's views would find less favour today, but then there are fewer chambermaids about)

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