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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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Public Enemy (Fear of a Black Planet) Militant hip-hop's last blast, before gangsta/playa/thug rap's still-unbroken reign of false consciousness.
Meanwhile, Teesside's very own public enemy David Cameron was interviewed live from London by BBC Radio Tees presenter Lisa McCormick about the economic activity on Teesside.
Public Enemy first came to the attention of the world in the 1980s when they released their first album Yo
Considered one of the most important rap groups of all time, Public Enemy have influenced everyone from Snoop Dogg to Eminem and Kanye West.
PUBLIC Enemy, one of the most controversial and influential groups in rap music, are heading to Ireland for a one-off gig.
With 10 gold, 6 platinum and 2 multiplatinum records, and a roster of artists that includes rappers LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Run DMC, EPMD and Bid Daddy Kane, Def Jam was responsible for 60%, or about $21 million, of Rush Communications' annual revenue last year.
BOSTON -- Continuing a tradition of trailblazing, Hip Hop legend Public Enemy has taken on a new way to share its music with the masses.
TOrganisers have confirmed Happy Mondays will take to the stage on Saturday, July 26 with US hip hoppers Public Enemy set to headline the following day.

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