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publicness

[puhb-lik-nis] /ˈpʌb lɪk nɪs/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being public or being owned by the public.
Origin of publicness
1595-1605
First recorded in 1595-1605; public + -ness
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  • Were not his objections as to the publicness of the place, I asked him, as strong now as before?

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) Samuel Richardson
  • There was a formality and publicness about it that kind of weakened my nerve.

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    O. Henry

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