from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Motivated by or exhibiting devotion to the public welfare.
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- adj. Having personal motivation toward the betterment of the public.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having, or exercising, a disposition to advance the interest of the community or public.
- adj. Dictated by a regard to public good.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having or exercising a disposition to promote the interest or advantage of the community; disposed to make private sacrifices for the public good: as, a public-spirited citizen.
- Dictated by or based on regard for the public good: as, a public-spirited measure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing unselfish interest in the public welfare
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That would also be a public-spirited and civic-minded thing for them to do.
Policymakers must step in as the referees to determine how best to put this limited resource to its most public-spirited use.
Including youth in a real, substantive way in politics will lead to even more interest as they take their public-spirited nature into the political realm.
"Faced with continued economic challenges, many mayors are working to take advantage of every available resource – including the time and energy of public-spirited residents – to solve local challenges," Bloomberg said Wednesday during an appearance in Newark with Mayor Cory Booker to announce that city's program and discuss how the participating cities have tailored their volunteer efforts to their own needs.
The Confucian view is that political leaders should be the most talented and public-spirited members of the community, and the process of choosing such leaders should be meritocratic, meaning that there should be equal opportunity for the best to rise to the top.
Pawlak said: "Mr Tsang and his girlfriend were extremely public-spirited in coming forward to help the police in their inquiries and therefore I would like that to be acknowledged in due course by way of a commendation and perhaps some financial reward."
I admire the erudite and public-spirited members of the Montgomery County Board of Education.
Let us persuade some of our more public-spirited representatives to introduce in Congress a Concurrent Resolution stating that for all legal purposes a "person" shall be a natural person. i.e., a human being.
Self-serving and public-spirited doctors alike want a break from top-down revolution.
And these public-spirited people still improve lives around the world - one village, one school, one fish pond at a time.