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public eye

public attention or notice; limelight:
a politician who keeps out of the public eye.
Origin of public eye
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He has delayed any move hoping the turn of events would excuse him from penning these truths for the public eye.

  • The replies of the latter have been withheld, not unnaturally, from the public eye.

  • It's the Bassett coloring, I think, that attracts the public eye.

    A Pasteboard Crown Clara Morris
  • On the following morning I had occasion to go to the public eye hospital.

    The First Violin Jessie Fothergill
  • If he was disappointed with her appearance, he concealed the fact from the public eye.

    Henry VIII. A. F. Pollard

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