In public
Public Pub"lic, n. 1. The general body of mankind, or of a nation, state, or community; the people, indefinitely; as, the American public; also, a particular body or aggregation of people; as, an author's public. [1913 Webster]

The public is more disposed to censure than to praise. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. A public house; an inn. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

{In public}, openly; before an audience or the people at large; not in private or secrecy. ``We are to speak in public.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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