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 Open Question (An).Open, Ses’amë. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Open Secret (An).
 
A piece of information generally known, but not yet formally announced.   1
        “It was an open secret that almost every one [of Lord Palmerston’s ecclesiastical appointments] was virtually made by Lord Shaftesbury.”—Leisure Hour, 1887.
 


 Open Question (An).Open, Ses’amë. 

 
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