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public life

noun
1.
public service as an elected or appointed government official.
Origin of public life
1775-1785
1775-85
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  • William's bugle had just returned to public life after one of its periodic terms of retirement into his father's keeping.

    More William Richmal Crompton
  • He urges thrift and advises to stay far removed from public life.

    Folkways William Graham Sumner
  • One is to shirk it by an indolent abandonment of the important offices of social and public life.

  • I know that this is often said by men in public life, but in this case it is true.

  • When on March 4, 1809, Jefferson withdrew forever from public life, he was in danger of being arrested in Washington for debt.

    Thomas Jefferson Edward S. Ellis et. al.

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