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the welfare or well-being of the general public; commonwealth:
health programs that directly affect the public interest.
appeal or relevance to the general populace:
a news story of public interest.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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In figuring out how to use the city's transport network, the
should trump private ones.
There's been a resurgence of
in this forgotten star ever since her wartime patents came to light.
in science ultimately brings funding to science.
The proper guardians of the
are governments, which are accountable to all citizens.
It is one thing to believe that profit-seeking serves no
But the newspaper kept up the coverage until
More important are the proposed new statutory defences against libel claims: truth,
and honest opinion.
Today, he says,
is shifting to a huge number-the long tail-of individual niche interests.
At the same time,
in the camp has never been higher.
But taxpayers have been on the hook for billions, and whether the
has been protected is a matter of debate.
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