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publicly

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpubliclypub‧lic‧ly /ˈpʌblɪkli/ ●●○ adverb 🔊 🔊 1 in a way that is intended for anyone to know, see, or hear 🔊 She and her family agreed never to discuss the matter publicly.2 done or controlled by the government 🔊 a publicly funded health service3 a company that is publicly owned has sold its shares to people who are not part of the company4 involving the ordinary people in a country or city 🔊 publicly elected bodies
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publiclyAny senator can hold up a vote on a presidential nominee without explaining why or even divulging the hold publicly.This will be the first time he has talked publicly about the accident.We believe the current proposals will prove publicly acceptable.There are now an estimated 30,000 publicly accessible bulletin board systems operating nationwide.Financial reporting helps fulfil government's duty to be publicly accountable.Recently 771 conscripts publicly announced their refusal to do military service as part of a national defiance campaign by the anti-apartheid community.President Mugabe, 76, has publicly backed the farm invasions several times in recent weeks.No one is complaining publicly, but few are happy with the new policy.He was put in prison after publicly criticizing the military government.The jobs program is publicly funded.They plan to announce their engagement publicly in the New Year.Downing Street publicly refused yesterday to contemplate defeat.
From Longman Business Dictionarypubliclypubl‧ic‧ly /ˈpʌblɪkli/ adverb FINANCE if a company is publicly held or publicly owned, or its shares are publicly traded, its shares are available to be bought and sold by investorsthe annual reports that publicly held companies send to their shareholdersAbbey National converted from a building society into a publicly listed company.
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