public office


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n public office a position concerning the people as a whole
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  • Hubert H. Humphrey
    “A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Any man with a fine shock of hair, a good set of teeth, and a bewitching smile can park his brains, if he has any, and run for public office.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Nominee. A modest gentleman shrinking from the distinction of private life and diligently seeking the honorable obscurity of public office.”


In literature:

He held several public offices, was a justice of the peace, and a member of parliament.
"English Literature, Considered as an Interpreter of English History" by Henry Coppee
He did not reach his destination until evening, and then, of course, all the public offices were closed.
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
Office and public duties were resigned, and marriage, music, and separation from the clan prohibited.
"Myths and Legends of China" by E. T. C. Werner
The post-office in Sark is a cottage, or the part of a cottage, turned from private to public use.
"Pearl of Pearl Island" by John Oxenham
Join us, to place "just men" in all our public offices; men whose example a whole people may safely imitate.
"The Underground Railroad" by William Still
They divided its public offices among themselves and managed its affairs.
"The Narrative of Gordon Sellar Who Emigrated to Canada in 1825" by Gordon Sellar
Hence the governors and the president are not among the public officers who are exempt from military duty.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
There is an elevator boy in a New York office building, who is among a large number of public servants that resent needless questions.
"More Toasts"
Von Giesselin, from December, 1914, took up among other duties that of Press Censor and officer in charge of Publicity.
"Mrs. Warren's Daughter" by Sir Harry Johnston
Never before have I held public office of any kind.
"American Eloquence, Volume II. (of 4) Studies In American Political History (1896)" by Various
Police officers and men now obtain pensions, like public servants in other departments.
"Rambles and Recollections of an Indian Official" by William Sleeman
One person, or a number of isolated persons, however conscientious, cannot perform this office of public opinion.
"Democracy and Social Ethics" by Jane Addams
In 1803 he lived in Benares, and held a public office at one time.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
Three of these being non-commissioned officers were publicly degraded, and put into the ranks.
"Thirteen Months in the Rebel Army" by William G. Stevenson
Only the military men have been honoured with public office.
"T. De Witt Talmage" by T. De Witt Talmage
This great mass of political matter must have been always under the view of thinkers for the public, whether they act in office or not.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
The diligence of the public officers in the seaport town of Newport was richly rewarded.
"History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1" by George W. Williams
Colored men have filled almost every kind of public office or trust save the Chief Magistracy.
"The Colored Regulars in the United States Army" by T. G. Steward
Some municipal officers went about preceded by a trumpeter, to read it in various public squares.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
The members of the States admit, that Mr. Necker's departure out of office will occasion a stoppage of public payments.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson

In poetry:

A writ to take ME up! excuse me, sir,
You do mistake, I am an officer
In public service, for my private wealth;
My business is, if any seek by stealth
To undermine the state, I do discover
Their falsehood; therefore hold your hand,--give over.
"A Dialogue Betwixt An Exciseman And Death" by Anonymous British

In news:

Hamilton ready to move into public office .
) wife will go to the US to avoid the election campaign while he runs for public office .
Final Public Office 2007 Test Build Due Thursday.
Brighton progressive Tim Schofield takes his third swing at public office .
Strickland calls Mandel 'unworthy for public office '.
When elected officials take employment with private interests they boosted while in public office, it's fair to ask for whom they were really working.
Dan Keefe, Deputy Public Information Officer for the office, said There is no decision made on which parks will be closed.
Anthony Weiner is considering a run for public office, according to a published report.
Nancy Denson served in public office for 30 years, but never thought she'd have a chance to be mayor.
With no other way to reach him, she had to contact Jude through his publicity office to break the news.
Erin Maue, a statistician and public information officer with the Sheriff's Office, stands among several uniforms, which were turned in this week after several members of the Josephine County Sheriff's Office were laid off.
And she's never even held public office.
Arcadipane joins Chau-tauqua County as a United States Air Force veteran with many years of airport and public office experience.
Several states still ban atheists from holding public office.
(ROCK COUNTY)--Rock County Coroner Karen Gilbertson pleads no contest to misconduct in public office.

In science:

Other operations: Funds for Director’s Office operations – travels, supplies, publications, and consultants – are provided. As this office handles public relations, substantial funding is provided for publications.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
The most famous case of this in the US was the amateur video of Rodney King's beating by Los Angeles police in 1991, which led to an increased public awareness of police brutality and eventually to a conviction of some of the officers.
Improvements to time bracketed authentication
After working as a railway engineer in Ireland for over 2 years, he passed second in the India Office open examination of candidates seeking appointments in the Indian Public Works Department (15).
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness