[ US /ˈpəbɫɪk/ ]
[ UK /pˈʌblɪk/ ]
  1. not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole
    a public scandal
    public gardens
    public funds
    public parks
    public libraries
    the public good
    performers and members of royal families are public figures
  2. affecting the people or community as a whole
    the public welfare
    community leaders
    community interests
  1. people in general considered as a whole
    he is a hero in the eyes of the public
  2. a body of people sharing some common interest
    the reading public
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How To Use public In A Sentence

  • In my view his confrontational, gladiatorial style has been a major contributor to the widespread disdain of the British public for politicians generally. Times, Sunday Times
  • However, we still rely entirely on the generosity of the public for funding.
  • The BBC never tires of telling us how passionately it seeks the interest and participation of the public in its political output, particularly the young.
  • Hamed will go on a publicity tour around the States next week before entering training camp on February 16.
  • I did not have intent to imply that homeschooling is like public school, but that public school directs what a child learns and when and unschooling does not. What do we teach our kids? | Johnny B. Truant
  • The ICR would have the authority to annul laws or dismiss public officials to uphold the Kosovo settlement.
  • CANON LXXXI: We have said that a Bishop, or a Presbyter must not descend himself into public offices, but must attend to ecclesiastical needs.
  • It likewise furthered the career of Mary Shelley as "The Author of Frankenstein," the rubric under which she continued her anonymous publication with a second novel immersed in medieval Italian history, Valperga: or, The Life and Adventures of Castruccio, Prince of Lucca (1823). Biography
  • Red Deer Catholic schools are publicly funded schools within the province of Alberta.
  • Its independence may encourage it to pursue a course of narrow self-interest rather than the public interest. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money
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