You told me you didn't know whether it was public business or not.
I have now ascertained that it is public business,' returned the suitor, 'and I want to know'--and again repeated his monotonous inquiry.
Though it was anything but a hot day, Mr Meagles was in a heated state that attracted the attention of the passersby; more particularly as he leaned his back against a railing, took off his hat and cravat, and heartily rubbed his steaming head and face, and his reddened ears and neck, without the least regard for public opinion.
You wouldn't suppose him to be a public offender; would you?
The moment he addresses himself to the Government, he becomes a public offender
As Congressional leaders debated the reauthorization of the sunsetting provisions this year, public
involvement and input on the PATRIOT Act and other aspects of homeland security have been limited.