1. (of telephone numbers) not listed in the telephone directory
    an ex-directory number
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How To Use ex-directory In A Sentence

  • As I discover when I try to get hold of him before our interview, his production company is ex-directory.
  • They reveal he was being asked to establish home addresses and to find telephone numbers, some ex-directory. The readers' editor on… the Observer and the private investigator
  • `Lucky for you, and for me," said Laura, `that unlike my author cousin, I'm not ex-directory. OUT OF THE ASHES
  • Never give your name or number when you answer the phone, especially if you've got an ex-directory number. KICK BACK
  • As Mike himself points out, if Mr Horgan has chosen not to go ex-directory, even though he's the director of a number of companies, then he is asking for trouble.
  • It was necessary for Herb to have a private telephone, installed with great discretion, and operating on an ex-directory number. Final Resting Place of The Pen
  • It's a well-known fact that in Knutsford the Fire-Brigade is ex-directory.
  • The telephone number of the pub has also been changed and is now ex-directory.
  • Even BT managed to add to our problems by making our telephone number ex-directory.
  • Bowen said Californians are very privacy conscious, as borne out by the fact that half the people in the state had ex-directory telephone numbers to shield them from telemarketers, another bane of daily life.
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