- 1So as to be seen by other people; in public: some weep publiclyMore example sentences
- He was the last person in Britain sentenced to be publicly hanged, drawn and quartered.
- The Aberdeen manager does not accept that he did the dirty on his players by publicly hanging them out to dry.
- Hare turned King's evidence, but Burke was hanged and afterwards publicly dissected.
- 1.1 [often sentence adverb] Used in reference to views expressed to others and not necessarily genuinely felt: publicly, officials criticized the resolution, but privately they thought it tolerableMore example sentences
- But we rarely hear any of these views expressed publicly by mainstream politicians.
- Some will feel pressured to publicly display views they do not agree with.
- They might critique them privately, but not necessarily in print or publicly.
- 2By the state rather than an independent, commercial company: a publicly owned companyMore example sentences
- Another was that high-risk missions should be publicly, rather than privately funded.
- Academies are publicly funded independent schools which provide education to students of all abilities.
- Is he basically saying these are political organisations publicly funded by another name?
Note that the spelling is publicly, not -ally.
More definitions of publiclyDefinition of publicly in:
- The US English dictionary