in public


: in a place where one can be seen by many people : in a public place
The former actress is now rarely seen in public.
They were seen kissing in public.

Examples of in public in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This year, alarming episodes involving longtime Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell and powerhouse Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who died in September, made headlines and stoked fierce debate about how old is too old to serve in public office. Alexandra Hutzler, ABC News, 20 Nov. 2023 There are other theories for what’s behind the shift in public opinion. David Ingram, NBC News, 19 Nov. 2023 Yet, by examining College Board documents and state and local education budgets, The New York Times estimated that for A.P. alone, the College Board brings in about $100 million annually in public money. Dana Goldstein, New York Times, 18 Nov. 2023 The declining demand for dog meat reflects a shift in public perception along with growing pet ownership in South Korea. Min Joo Kim, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2023 Discussion of the events are largely suppressed in public channels in China and censored on Chinese social media. Patrick Frater, Variety, 17 Nov. 2023 Pedro also takes inspiration from hip-hop’s king of controversy, Kanye West, who, despite his polarizing antics in public, inspired Pedro to develop confidence in taking risks as an artist. Suzy Exposito, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2023 Such sentiments are reflected in some Palestinian social media channels, though they are not widely broadcast in public. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Nov. 2023 Approximately 250 items drawn from the Costume Institute’s permanent collection—some very rarely seen in public before—will be displayed in an entirely new way. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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“In public.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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