the public


: the people of a country, state, etc.
the American public
The beach is open to the public.
The general public is in favor of the law.
Members of the public called for the mayor's resignation.

Examples of the public in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To educate the public on antisemitism and Holocaust denial, the Nancy and David Wolf Holocaust and Humanity Center is offering free admission this month. Erin Couch, The Enquirer, 23 Feb. 2024 Portions of the grounds are open to the public daily and visitors can attend for horse sales and racing, tours of the grounds, the Keeneland Shop, the Keeneland Library and more. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 Whereas a lower court had ruled in Rust's favor and temporarily blocked the law that prevents Rust from getting onto the Republican primary ballot, the stay pauses that injunction, meaning members of the public can, in the next 22 hours, can challenge Rust's candidacy. Brittany Carloni, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Feb. 2024 Stories about missing children of color may also be less likely to get attention from reporters, advocates say, and members of the public on social media. USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 Deputies also asked for the help of the public in finding family members who could claim the box. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2024 Comments are sought from a wide range of interested parties and the public, but the deadline to respond is March 15. Jon McGowan, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2024 The number of cyber attacks in the U.S. hit an all-time-high in 2023 with more than 3,200 breaches, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, a nonprofit that educates the public about cyber crime. Rachyl Jones, Fortune, 22 Feb. 2024 Polls shows about 75% of the public supports the move that could help reduce waiting times and increase access to health care. Jenny Lee, Fortune Asia, 22 Feb. 2024 See More

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“The public.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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