public opinion


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public opinion

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the attitude of the public, esp as a factor in determining the actions of government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.public opinion - a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; "he asked for a poll of public opinion"
belief - any cognitive content held as true
Translations
veřejné mínění
offentlig mening
yleinen mielipide
javno mnijenje
世論
여론
allmän opinion
ความคิดเห็นของสาธารณชน
công luận

public opinion

nopinione f pubblica

public opinion

الرَّأي العَام veřejné mínění offentlig mening öffentliche Meinung κοινή γνώμη opinión pública yleinen mielipide opinion publique javno mnijenje opinione pubblica 世論 여론 publieke opinie folkeopinion opinia publiczna opinião pública общественное мнение allmän opinion ความคิดเห็นของสาธารณชน kamuoyu công luận 民意
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Why, public opinion in the slave States IS slavery, is it not?
I will take the management of the prisons," said a Decent Respect for Public Opinion, "and make a radical change.
The greater number of the young women, who envied Anna and had long been weary of hearing her called virtuous, rejoiced at the fulfillment of their predictions, and were only waiting for a decisive turn in public opinion to fall upon her with all the weight of their scorn.
Public opinion in the neighborhood (especially public opinion among the women) had long since decided that his manners were offensive, and his temper incurably bad.
They are cold, and seek warmth from distilled waters: they are inflamed, and seek coolness from frozen spirits; they are all sick and sore through public opinion.
It is easy to perceive that this will tend to destroy, in the common apprehension, all distinction between the sources from which they might proceed; and will give the federal government the same advantage for securing a due obedience to its authority which is enjoyed by the government of each State, in addition to the influence on public opinion which will result from the important consideration of its having power to call to its assistance and support the resources of the whole Union.
In a word, it comes from that monstrous and ignorant thing that is called Public Opinion, which, bad and well-meaning as it is when it tries to control action, is infamous and of evil meaning when it tries to control Thought or Art.
and all the advantages possessed even by the most unwelcome wife of an only son, public opinion, which at St.
It is time to relate what a change took place in English public opinion when it transpired that the real bankrobber, a certain James Strand, had been arrested, on the 17th day of December, at Edinburgh.
Your friends could set half the Continent on fire without influencing the public opinion here in favour of a universal repressive legislation.
Such was the last fact, which resulted in exciting once more the torrent of public opinion.
Judge Driscoll was his friend, and claimed that he had a mind above the average, but that was regarded as one of the judge's whims, and it failed to modify the public opinion.