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public figure

n.
1. A famous person whose life and behavior are the focus of intense public interest and scrutiny.
2. Law A person who is determined to be sufficiently well-known or famous as to prevail in a lawsuit for libel or slander only when the defendant is shown to have acted with malice.
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Noun1.public figure - a well-known or notable person; "they studied all the great names in the history of France"; "she is an important figure in modern music"
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
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The following anniversaries will be celebrated in 2014: 150th anniversary of akyn Toktogul Satylganov (1864−1933); 120th anniversary of Manas epic teller Sayakbai Karalayev (1894−1971); 130th anniversary of statesman and public figure Imanalay Aidarbekov (1884−1938); 120th anniversary of akyn Alymkul Usenbaev (1894−1963); 110th anniversary of writer ly Tokombaev (1904−1988); 110th anniversary of writer Kasymaly Jantoshev (1904−1968); 100th anniversary of statesman and public figure Kazy Dikambaev (1913−2010); 90th anniversary of the government newspaper Kyrgyz Tuusu.
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He discovered the man was quite different from the shorthand with which he was often described and decided then that be would never judge a public figure from the way he or she was portrayed in the media.
More than almost any other public figure, John Paul II understood the meaning and dynamic of globalization, the accelerating and apparently inexorable domination of the world by the increasing concentration of market forces driven by the urge to maximize material gain.
The most public figure in architecture--who literally lived in a glass house and was endlessly explicit about his ambitions, tactics, and limits (and eventually his sexuality)--was finally elusive.
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