Origin of publicly
Examples from the Web for publicly
Yet to hear one of the victims so publicly rejecting the kinds of terms used in the past was inspiring.Jennifer Lawrence’s Righteous Fury Says Everything We Wanted to Say
December 29, 2014
Well, Elba has publicly stated that he would love to play the role.Rush Limbaugh’s Fear of a Black James Bond
December 29, 2014
In fact, I publicly vowed to abstain from The Ball in 2012, but professional responsibilities and curiosity got the better of me.The Craziest Date Night for Single Jews, Where Mistletoe Is Ditched for Shots
December 26, 2014
What he has said publicly is an apology for colonialism, something we are not guilty of in Cuba.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro
December 24, 2014
But publicly throwing shade at Louis Vuitton wasn't Kanye's first fashion faux pas.Kanye West and Kim Kardashian’s Balmain Campaign: High Fashion Meets Low Culture
December 23, 2014
"Some slaves have been publicly registered as adopted children," said Eudora.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
At length, carried away by impatience, I reprimanded him publicly.Brave and Bold
The Caucasian God was taken out of His pigeon-hole and publicly recognised.The Conquest of Fear
"Do not take me publicly through the streets," said Arthur to his keepers.
How will you do that, now that they are publicly entered upon?
- in a public manner; without concealment; openly
- in the name or with the consent of the public
Word Origin and History for publicly
1560s, "in public," from public (adj.) + -ly (2). From 1580s as "by the public." Variant publically is attested from 1812, perhaps based on the fact that publicly is the only exception in this class of words, which as a rule are spelled -ically though often they are pronounced otherwise.