Publicness

Definitions

  • Public writer. Neapolitan group
    Public writer. Neapolitan group
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Publicness The quality or state of being public, or open to the view or notice of people at large; publicity; notoriety; as, the publicness of a sale.
    • Publicness The quality or state of belonging to the community; as, the publicness of property.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"My magnificent order at the Public House" "My magnificent order at the Public House"
A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned about the time of Bacon’s Rebellion, 1676 A mansion structure or public building dating from the second quarter of the 17th century. Rebuilt once and burned...
Hanno announcing to the Mercenaries the emptiness of the Public Coffers Hanno announcing to the Mercenaries the emptiness of the Public Coffers
THE RECTOR'S PALACE AND THE PUBLIC SQUARE AT RAGUSA THE RECTOR'S PALACE AND THE PUBLIC SQUARE AT RAGUSA
PUBLIC LETTER-WRITERS IN A CONSTANTINOPLE STREET PUBLIC LETTER-WRITERS IN A CONSTANTINOPLE STREET
At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed
PUBLIC SQUARE AND PERRY MONUMENT, CLEVELAND, OHIO PUBLIC SQUARE AND PERRY MONUMENT, CLEVELAND, OHIO

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1992, when EuroDisney first opened in France, the public beat some of the park characters because at the time most people had been against the park being built
    • n publicness The character of common possession or interest; joint holding: as, the publicness of property.
    • n publicness Openness or exposure to the notice or knowledge of the community or of people at large; notoriety: as, the publicness of a resort; the publicness of a scandal.
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Quotations

  • Princess of Wales Diana
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    “So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them.”
  • Salvador Dali
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    “Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.”
  • William Blake
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    “Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.”
  • Thomas Kempis
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    “No one is qualified to converse in public except those contented to do without such conversation.”
  • Jean Cocteau
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    “What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.”

Idioms

Air your dirty laundry in public - If you air your dirty laundry in public, you reveal aspects of your private life that should really remain private, by telling a secret, arguing in public, etc.
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Don't wash your dirty laundry in public - (UK) People, especially couples, who argue in front of others or involve others in their personal problems and crises, are said to be washing their dirty laundry in public; making public things that are best left private. (In American English, 'don't air your dirty laundry in public' is used.)
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John Q Public - (USA) John Q Public is the typical, average person.
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Usage

In literature:

Public security emanates wholly from myself; I am its supreme custodian.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
Nevertheless his name was inseparably associated in the public mind with the Bloody Circuit.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Lewis was sensible that the meeting of the Congress was likely to produce a great effect on the public mind of Europe.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
From such an army surely the danger to public liberty could not by wise men be thought serious.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
I know well how dangerous it is for a public man wholly to withdraw himself from the public eye.
"Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay" by George Otto Trevelyan
While he remained fond of telling funny stories in private conversation, they disappeared more and more from his public discourse.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Volume One" by Abraham Lincoln
The lawless profligacy of Francesco Cenci first began seriously to attract public attention under the pontificate of Gregory XIII.
"Celebrated Crimes, Complete" by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
To deprive you of even an inch of its shade would be unworthy of anyone in public life.
"The Burning Spear" by John Galsworthy
The correcting was left to be done in the form the day before publication.
"Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete" by Albert Bigelow Paine
These events brought to a crisis the publication of the Genius of Universal Emancipation.
"The Anti-Slavery Crusade" by Jesse Macy
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In poetry:

Whence public strife and naked crime
And-deadlier than the cup you shun—
A people schooled to mock, in time,
All law—not one.
"The Portent" by Rudyard Kipling
But no; the cross old lady swore
She'd keep his - what I said before -
To make him publicly absurd;
And MRS. PETER kept her word.
"The Perils of Invisibility" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Our social joys are more than fame;
Life withers in the public look.
Why mount the pillory of a book,
Or barter comfort for a name?
"To James T. Fields" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Now Lizzie! I have written back,
In answer to your publication;
So let us promptly tread the track,
Before the first of next vacation.
"To Lizzie" by James Avis Bartley
True greatness is achieved by toil,
And labor for the public good,
'Tis labor breaks the barren soil,
And makes it yield our daily food.
"To Miss Mary Bain" by David John Scott
Thy glorious deeds of ancient date
Shall through the world be known;
Thine arm of power, thy heav'nly state,
With public splendor shown.
"Psalm 145 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

Robert Hostetter, operator for Boone County Public Works, positions the front-end loader in front of a salt bay at the Boone County Public Works salt facility.
Despite 80 years of court battles ousting creationism from public classrooms, most public high school biology teachers are not strong advocates for evolution.
The guy's got a penchant for public transportation (or at least for maintaining the illusion of a penchant for public transportation).
During the late 1800s and early 1900s, town parks were symbolic of a wider commitment to the public good, citizenship, and public well-being.
Students at D.C.'s Imagine Southeast Public Charter School are part of a new -- and debated -- national experiment in public schools: single-sex education.
A public hearing will be held at Paw Paw Town Hall on Monday, July 2 at 7 pm regarding a bond ordinance for the Town of Paw Paw public sewer system.
As he waited for the celebration to begin, Schreiber, who's done seven Shakespeare plays at the Public, reconnected with his friend actor/writer Colman Domingo, whose play "Wild With Happy" begins on Oct 9 at the Public.
As anyone involved will attest to, creating a public trail through a patchwork of private and public property is a complicated and lengthy process in which land and rights-of-way are negotiated one piece at a time.
Clayton County Public Schools' next fine arts leader says her soon-to-be new department already has the talented teachers and students to do well, so all that is needed is the public's attention.
It is illegal by New York State law for residents, business owners and private snowplow owners to plow, snow blow or shovel snow into or across a public highway or to obstruct public access, such as pushing snow into village sidewalks.
Members of the public with questions about a proposal to protect Clam Beach's snowy plover population by poisoning predatory ravens and crows can voice their concerns Wednesday during a public meeting in McKinleyville.
The marine ecologist Jane Lubchenco has long urged scientists to abandon the habitual reticence of the research community and spend more time engaging the public and public officials about scientific and technical issues.
Sara Nics is joining the staff of the Wisconsin Public Radio program that's distributed by Public Radio International.
Local government meetings work the same way whenever there's a public hearing about a subject the public actually wants to hear.
The California Public Records Act says every member of the public has a right to review, inspect and copy public records.
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In science:

Reprinted by Dover Publications, New York, NY in 1981.
Independence Properties of Algorithmically Random Sequences
FUSE continuum and line fluxes for TW Hya prior to publication.
Detections of Ro-Vibrational H$_2$ Emission from the Disks of T Tauri Stars
In our analysis , the cosmic ray set was fixed on physical grounds using results of previous publications , and was not adjusted in search for correlations.
Cuts and penalties: comment on "The clustering of ultra-high energy cosmic rays and their sources"
Khinchin, Mathematical Foundations of Information Theory (Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1957). 35. T.
Information theory and generalized statistics
Phillips, Functional Analysis and Semigroups, American Mathematical Society, Colloquium publications XXXI, Providence, R.I., 1957.
A generalized mean value inequality for subharmonic functions and applications
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