(used with a plural verb) matters of general interest or concern, especially those dealing with current social or political issues.
(used with a singular verb) the field of study dealing with current social or political issues.
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How to use public affairs in a sentence
The Legal Defense Fund recently announced that it would end its contract with SKDK, a politically connected public affairs firm that also worked closely with Time’s Up.Time’s Up group to ‘completely rebuild’ after criticism for its role in Andrew M. Cuomo sexual harassment accusations | Michael Scherer | November 19, 2021 | Washington Post
We wrapped up Politifest this week, our annual public affairs summit that zeroes in on big topics and issues in our region.
Since then, though, the Taliban have developed a sophisticated public affairs team, harnessing social media domestically and abroad.The Taliban, not the West, won Afghanistan’s technological war | Christopher Ankersen, Mike Martin | August 23, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Reilly brought on Robbins, who worked for Pompeo at the State Department as a public affairs specialist.Voice of America journalists demand resignation of news agency’s top leadership | Paul Farhi | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
“Unfortunately as this is an ongoing issue, we cannot comment,” said Alex Bronstein-Moffly, acting director of public affairs.
Chuck Todd solemnized his marriage to Meet the Press, NBC News's 67-year-old public affairs program, much like a blushing bride.
Marmolejos referred requests for comment to the public affairs office.Fired From Los Alamos for Pushing Obama's Nuclear Agenda | Center for Public Integrity | July 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A public affairs officer at the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong was unable to confirm or deny these reports due to privacy concerns.
In 2012, she took a full-time job with the State Department as a senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs.Figure Skater Michelle Kwan Chases Gold in Rhode Island’s Gubernatorial Race | Nicholas McCarvel | April 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Our correspondence, since they left Paris, has been entirely foreign to public affairs.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
An able man in public affairs is well-informed, prudent and active; if he wants either of these qualifications he is not able.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
At this time the state of public affairs was such as to induce Mr. Roebuck to bring the subject before parliament.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
AT the opening of this year the aspect of public affairs was such as to create disquietude and anxiety.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III. | E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
The administration of public affairs can get along very well without you.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue