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in public

in a place or way so that other people can see or know about something. It's illegal to walk naked in public. John always tries to embarrass me whenever we're in public.
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in public

Openly, open to public view or access. For example, They've never appeared together in public. [c. 1450] For an antonym, see in private.
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in public

In such a way as to be visible to the scrutiny of the people: "A career is born in public—talent in privacy" (Marilyn Monroe).
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