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public enemy

n
(Law) a notorious person, such as a criminal, who is regarded as a menace to the public

pub′lic en′emy


n.
a person or thing considered a danger or menace to the public, esp. a criminal widely sought by law-enforcement agencies.
[1750–60]
Translations

public enemy

nnemico or pericolo pubblico
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Cornish was attacked as though he had suddenly become a public enemy, when he set out to establish the first telephone service.
That this correspondence with the public enemy was not a correspondence of to-day, or of yesterday, or even of last year, or of the year before.
It was finally decided that the whole nation of Pygmies should set to work to destroy Hercules; not, be it understood, from any doubt that a single champion would be capable of putting him to the sword, but because he was a public enemy, and all were desirous of sharing in the glory of his defeat.
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I swore I wouldn't take off my clock until Public Enemy were inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame
JR Davis, president of the Chicago Crime Commission, said: "Not since the CCC's first public enemy No1 has any criminal deserved this title more than Guzman.
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CDATA[ Irans nuclear threat has replaced Israel as the Arab worlds public enemy number 1, according to a survey of the Arab world.
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