publicity


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publicity

noun advertisement, advertising, airing, announcement, billing, broadcast, bulletin, common knowledge, disclosure, dissemination, divulgation, divulgence, enunciation, evulgation, exposure, fame, famousness, information, issuance, limelight, news, notice, notification, notoriety, presentation, press agentry, press notice, proclamation, promotion, promulgation, propagation, public distribution, public notice, public relaaions, publication, release, report, revealment, revelation, spotlight, utterance, ventilation, write-up
See also: issuance, narrative, notice, notification, notoriety, promotion, story

PUBLICITY. The doing of a thing in the view of all persons who choose to be present.
     2. The law requires that courts should be open to the public, there can therefore be no secret tribunal, except the grand jury (q.v.) and all judgments are required to be given in public.
     3. Publicity must be given to the acts of the legislature before they can be in force, but in general their being recorded in a certain public office is evidence of their publicity. Vide Promulgation; Publication.

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However this may discredit such persons with the judicious, it helps them with the people, as it gives heat, pungency, and publicity to their words.
Since you had already given the matter publicity, why did you object just now, when I began to speak of it to my friends?
In this way, I should just the same have avoided all publicity, all disturbance, all opposition; but there would also have been no warning for M.
When a man is lost it is my duty to ascertain his fate, but having done so the matter ends so far as I am concerned, and so long as there is nothing criminal I am much more anxious to hush up private scandals than to give them publicity.
Well, have you noticed what one might call the remarkable case of the disappearing inventor--the inventor who turns up in a blaze of publicity, fires off a few successful experiments, and vanishes?
I would not have you aware of it; but if, in addition to the injury you have already done me--pardon me, but, whether innocently or not, you HAVE done it--and if you add to it by giving publicity to this unfortunate affair, or naming it AT ALL, you will find that I too can speak, and though you scorned my love, you will hardly scorn my--"
It's the finest chance for free publicity, Perry," I added to the old man, "that you or I have seen in many a day.
I am not working on behalf of any one who desires the least publicity.
general acclamation of the press agent with a particular publicity.
Before very long--so soothing is the influence of an after-dinner view of feudal antiquities, taken through the medium of an approving conscience--Lady Lundie's eyes closed; and from Lady Lundie's nose there poured, at intervals, a sound, deep like her ladyship's learning; regular, like her ladyship's habits--a sound associated with nightcaps and bedrooms, evoked alike by Nature, the leveler, from high and low--the sound (oh, Truth what enormities find publicity in thy name
Nothing would annoy Brother Bartholomew more than any publicity.
John, I knew, had a horror of any kind of publicity, and was an easygoing optimist, who preferred never to meet trouble half-way.