Definition of Public eye

1. Noun. A focus of public attention. "When Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"

Exact synonyms: Glare, Limelight, Spotlight
Generic synonyms: Prominence
Derivative terms: Spotlight

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Public Eye

public authority
public charity
public comment
public comments
public convenience
public debate
public debt
public defender
public discussion
public domain
public enemies
public enemy
public executioner
public exposure
public eye (current term)
public figure
public figures
public finance
public good
public health
public holiday
public holidays
public house
public housing
public interest
public intoxication
public key
public key certificate
public key cryptography

Literary usage of Public eye

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"libel was made in order to expose to the public eye personal defects, or misfortunes, or vices, the proof of the truth of the charge would rather aggravate ..."

2. Chronological History of the West Indies by Thomas Southey (1827)
"... but that unusual and shocking cruelty, even to brute animals, if of a nature offensive to the public eye, was indictable as a misdemeanour in England; ..."

3. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"... on mystery or concealment, and am convinced that our credit will never be fully established until all our public afi'airs are open to the public eye. ..."

4. The Lives of the Chief Justices of England: From the Norman Conquest Till by John Campbell Campbell (1853)
"By the display of the wonderful powers and attainments to which I have referred, Lord Mansfield more steadily filled a larger space in the public eye than ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1844)
"... its very existence is matter of doubt, the Senate having hid it, and its evidence of their shame, from the public eye. i. L. к. ART. II. ..."

6. Early Indiana Trials and Sketches: Reminiscences by Oliver Hampton Smith (1858)
"Woe be to that President who shall ever affect to withdraw from the public eye and seclude himself in the recesses of the Executive Mansion. ..."

7. A Beginner's History of Philosophy by Herbert Ernest Cushman (1911)
"In the public eye (1663-1677). During this period Spinoza lived at or near the Hague, where he had many visitors and a large correspondence. ..."

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