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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUBLIC ENEMY

He insisted that Severus should be declared a public enemy by the senate.

There are no secret letters to be discovered—no correspondence with the public enemy.

A prisoner of war, being a public enemy, is the prisoner of the government and not of the captor.

It was also indictable to furnish supplies to the public enemy.

No spasmodic or localized effort will ever succeed against this public enemy.

If a loss of goods occurs by means of public enemy, a carrier is not liable as an insurer of the goods.

The very wiping out of his private enemies was to be an important factor in the later wiping out of the public enemy.

It has been seen already how loss by the public enemy came to be mentioned by Chief Justice Holt.

Antony was denounced as a public enemy, and Octavian was entrusted with the command of the war against him.

They formed a treaty with Spain, with a view to their independence, and were regarded by the nation at large as a public enemy.