public space

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public space

1. An area within a building to which there is free access by the public, such as a foyer or lobby.
2. In some codes, an area or piece of land legally designated for public use.
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There were Catholic Priests and Sisters of Charity in the village streets; and images of the Saviour at the corners of cross-roads, and in other public places.
He then bespattered the youth with abundance of that language which passes between country gentlemen who embrace opposite sides of the question; with frequent applications to him to salute that part which is generally introduced into all controversies that arise among the lower orders of the English gentry at horse-races, cock-matches, and other public places.
When not engaged in reading Virgil, Homer, or Mistral, in parks, restaurants, streets, and suchlike public places, he indited sonnets (in French) to the eyes, ears, chin, hair, and other visible perfections of a nymph called Therese, the daughter, honesty compels me to state, of a certain Madame Leonore who kept a small cafe for sailors in one of the narrowest streets of the old town.
You, who have destroyed the government of the people, and who shamelessly flaunt your scarlet shame in public places, call me anarchist.
They flung off that happy frigidity and insolence of demeanour which occasionally characterises the great at home, and appearing in numberless public places, condescended to mingle with the rest of the company whom they met there.
All we have to do is just that to eliminate the trained-animal turn from all public places of entertainment.
It is said that the student likes to appear on the street and in other public places in this kind of array, and that this predilection often keeps him out when exposure to rain or sun is a positive danger for him.
No Female shall walk in any public place without continually keeping up her Peace-cry, under penalty of death.
de Treville, and permitted him to distribute furloughs for four days, on condition that the favored parties should not appear in any public place, under penalty of the Bastille.
AN Inoffensive Person walking in a public place was assaulted by a Stranger with a Club, and severely beaten.
They were come too late in the year for any amusement or variety which Lyme, as a public place, might offer.
In a public place, raised on a platform, in full view of the passing crowd, the victim stood.

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