Definitions for public eye

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limelight, spotlight, glare, public eye(noun)

    a focus of public attention

    "he enjoyed being in the limelight"; "when Congress investigates it brings the full glare of publicity to the agency"

Freebase

  1. Public Eye

    Public Eye is a British television series that ran from 1965 to 1975. It was produced by ABC Television for three series, and Thames Television for a further four series. The series depicted the investigations and cases handled by the unglamorous enquiry agent Frank Marker, an unmarried loner who is in his early forties when the series begins. In the words of an ABC trailer for the third series: "Marker isn't a glamorous detective and he doesn't get glamorous cases—he doesn't even get glamorous girls. What he does get is people who are in trouble—the sort of trouble you can't go to the police about, even if you are innocent."

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jerry Dawson:

    Many people choose not to be in the public eye after [receiving] an ALS diagnosis, which is perfectly normal and understandable.

  2. Daniel J. Boorstin:

    Formerly a public man needed a private secretary for a barrier between himself and the public. Nowadays he has a press secretary to keep him properly in the public eye.

  3. Philip Powell:

    the Basil Spence Syndrome. When Coventry Cathedral was going up and in the public eye, he went through a lean period when he wasn't offered any jobs at all because people thought he wouldn't have time for anything else.

  4. Yasmin Balai:

    It took me at least half a year of observation and becoming involved before I knew how I wanted to represent the community, photographing someone automatically means to take on a big responsibility of their representation in the public eye, and as a photographer you should always be aware of that.

  5. P. G. Wodehouse:

    At five minutes to eleven on the morning named he was at the station, a false beard and spectacles shielding his identity from the public eye. If you had asked him he would have said that he was a Scotch business man. As a matter a fact, he looked far more like a motor-car coming through a haystack.

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