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certain party

An intentionally vague term used to refer to someone without revealing their identity. When I asked Carly how she knew about my new relationship, she just said that a certain party told her, but I'm going to need some specifics eventually! I planned to stop by your house tonight, but a certain party threw a tantrum when I tried to pry him away from his toys.
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certain party

someone you know but whom I do not wish to name. I spoke to a certain party about the matter you mentioned. If a certain party finds out about you-know-what, what on earth will you do?
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References in classic literature ?
"If we have not spoken sooner, it is because the interests of certain parties in the case demand that we should take that course.
Tell him that certain parties are grateful for the warning he has given.
He said that there were certain parties who appeared to be opposing the offer, but to him Dr Mahathir's intention was correct.
BAGHDAD / NINA / -A member of the House of Representatives of Nasr Coalition, Falih al-Zayyadi accused certain parties / did not name / try to drag Iraq to the US-Iranian conflict may occur in the future.
20 (BNA): Certain parties in Malaysia and abroad are interested to purchase the national carrier Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB), Dr.
He called for the need to put an end to the excessive funding of certain parties and the attempts to control the media by certain parties to serve their political agendas.
NNA - The reeling political and economic situation in Lebanon has led certain parties to opt for nation-wide protests as of January 13, 2019, in an attempt to echo their discontent against CEDRE, political quotas, as well as the dire economic and social situation.
Adding that certain parties seem to think that PPP is scared, he clarified that in fact, they don't want to compromise institutions.
'The polls should be fair and transparent and the process must not be made controversial by facilitating certain parties and allies,' he said, adding that the July 25 vote is a challenge for pro-democracy forces.
President Sirisena pointed out that such disturbing incidents were created by certain parties inside the country during the March and September when United Nations Human Rights Council sessions are held.
"In ARS, respondents without strong loyalty to certain parties easily skip polls.
Wesel Memedi recently dismissed any changes in his position in government, which is built on political consistency, and not on the adventures of certain parties.
They also said party leadership was wary of the fact that certain parties in this union were followeing a political agenda than seeking justice for victims.
'We understand that certain parties have indicated to the President that there may be an opportunity for the assets of the Marcos family to be turned over to the Republic,' said presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella.
She added that certain parties would never understand the foundations of India's independence.