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public affairs

noun, (used with a singular or plural verb)
matters of general interest or concern, especially those dealing with current social or political issues.
Origin of public affairs
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Every one of you wants to be a lawgiver, a statesman, and a reformer, and to manage the public affairs in his own way.

  • But in public affairs she will never allow her name to appear at all.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • His equipment as a statesman did not embrace a comprehensive knowledge of public affairs.

  • The public affairs of the tribe were regulated in general assembly.

    Life of Schamyl John Milton Mackie
  • There is still much of that spirit in our country; there are no affairs which men seek so much to cover up as public affairs.

    George Bernard Shaw Gilbert K. Chesterton

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