American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Public consensus, as with respect to an issue or situation.
- n. The opinion of the public, the popular view.
- n. a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people
- public + opinion (Wiktionary)
“Accordingly, the chancellor, a widower whose eldest son had recently been killed on the Eastern Front, resisted his enemies, reminding them that his actions were not subject to parliamentary control or public opinion and that he was responsible only to the kaiser.”
“For one reason or another, public opinion has pointed to Alain Vernoux, ever since the first murder, that of his uncle Robert de Courçon.”
“A few days before his death he came to Governor's Island for the purpose of ascertaining in what line of work he could be most useful in building up sound public opinion in favor of such preparedness as would give us a real peace-insurance.”
“This involved a systematic, alllawmakers reassembled, around fourout campaign to enlist public opinion in the cause of the bank.”
“Paroubek supported his claim that young people would also vote for the CSSD by CVVM public opinion polls, according to which support for the CSSD and the rival Civic Democrats (ODS) is practically balanced in the 18-29 age category.”
“The Admiralty was partially vindicated the following day when the German Naval Staff admitted the loss of Lützow and Rostock; and by the end of the week, public opinion began to shift.”
“Private attorneys Richard Steinken and Melissa Brown, who defended Tolliver, believed that their client had been convicted in the court of public opinion long before the trial.”
“Since, however, it is to be presumed that public opinion is founded on fact, in civil matters it furnishes semi-perfect proof, when its existence is properly established.”
“Anthony's attorney, Cheney Mason, blasted the media after the verdict for its coverage of the case, suggesting that such images were an attempt to define his client in the court of public opinion regardless of the evidence in the case.”
“The old era — with its affectation, its hypocrisy and its emptiness, its pretence of virtue and its miserable fear of public opinion — shall be for us like a museum, open for purposes of instruction; and to that museum we will present — shall we not, gentlemen? — the coffee service, and the goblet, and the album, and the Family Devotions printed on vellum, and handsomely bound.”
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