public eye

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n public eye a focus of public attention "he enjoyed being in the limelight","when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"
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Quotations

  • Horace
    Horace
    “Let your literary compositions be kept from the public eye for nine years.”

Usage

In literature:

First, Diderot never intended the dialogues for the public eye.
"Diderot and the Encyclopædists" by John Morley
But it was not so: the clique had their eye on the guilty pair before the publication of the tract.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
The bank must have had a surplus of twenty thousand dollars, a glaring sum in the eyes of the grinding tradesmen about the public square.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
And once at church where he had followed Beatrice, he made eyes openly at another lady, to distract the attention of the observing public.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Novels are the one sole class of books that ever interest the public, that reach its heart, or even catch its eye.
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
It has a penetrating quality that probably arises from being so much in the Public Eye.
"The Heart of Arethusa" by Francis Barton Fox
She evidently had no eyes at all for people in the public bar.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
Of the Radicals Sumner was the spokesman most conspicuous in the public eye.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
The first thing we've got to do is to advertise the fowl; get it fluttering before the public eye.
"Lady Bountiful" by George A. Birmingham
Sometimes a base imitation of a desperado is exalted in the public eye as the real article.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
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In poetry:

Who in a house of glass would dwell,
With curious eyes at every pane?
To ring him in and out again,
Who wants the public crier's bell?
"To James T. Fields" by John Greenleaf Whittier
By night our student Underground
At cocktail parties whisper round
From ear to ear;
Fat figures in the public eye
Collapse next morning, ambushed by
Some witty sneer.
"Under Which Lyre" by W H Auden
I imagine myself with a great public,
Mother of a white Nike and several bald-eyed Apollos.
Instead, the dead injure me with attentions, and nothing can happen.
Blank-faced and mum as a nurse.
"Barren Woman" by Sylvia Plath
You are reckoned a success,
And the public praise you win;
There's your picture in the Press,
Pouchy eyes and triple chin.
Wealth,—of it you fairly stink;
Health,—what does your Doctor think?
"To A Stuffed Shirt" by Robert W Service
The song had ceased; my vision with the song.
Then of those Shadows, which one made descent
Beside me I knew not: but Life ere long
Came on me in the public ways and bent
Eyes deeper than of old: Death met I too,
And saw the dawn glow through.
"Hymn To Colour" by George Meredith

In news:

More bandwidth eyed for wireless services, public.
In this undated publicity photo provided by Paramount Pictures, Sandman eyes his target in DreamWorks Animation's "Rise of the Guardians".
Aging rockers face a unique challenge, one to which the rest of us can only sort of relate: growing old with relevance under the cruel, critical gaze of the public eye.
When you grow up in the public eye, it's hard to hide a dramatic transformation.
Seimone Augustus has always preferred to stay out of the public eye even as her basketball career has taken her to the heights of an Olympic gold medal and a WNBA championship.
A vigil was held Friday evening to keep the case of a missing Fort Bragg soldier in the public eye.
I want to be able to open the public's eyes about something, I'm a felon, out of work, I've been trying to find another job since June.
An elderly Auburn woman has been missing since Sunday and police are asking the public to keep an eye out for her.
Southlake businessman keeps Haitians' plight in public eye .
Ready for the public's eye: Tara Phillips displays her artwork to the public Jan 8.
Notable deaths in arts, A to M. San Francisco eyes ban on public nudity .
Raven 's grown up in the public eye, and her recent looks reflect the confident woman she's become.
Obviously, Christine O'Donnell Has No Plan to Leave the Public Eye Anytime Soon.
But it appears that Romanian lawmaker Edmond Talmacean may have found a way to catch the public's eye.
San Fran cisco eyes public nudity ban.
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In science:

On the other hand, Dawson et al. compared data of the A1 stage of the AGASA array with MOCCA/SIBYLL simulations and found a similar change of composition as described in the original Fly’s Eye publication (see Fig. 7).
High-Energy Interactions and Extensive Air Showers
Awaiting the first results from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the current problems in particle physics, through the eyes of a broader public, are very often reduced to a single particle that is missing for the Standard Model (SM) to be consistent: the Higgs boson.
Automated Evaluation of One-Loop Six-Point Processes for the LHC
Rather, they stick to the policy of ignoring criticism, apparently in the hope of pulling the wool over the eyes of an uncritical public.
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