• WordNet 3.6
    • adv politically with regard to government "politically organized units"
    • adv politically with regard to social relationships involving authority "politically correct clothing"
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True Politeness True Politeness
Australia - political Australia - political

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1991, during an attempted political coup on Russian President Boris Yelstin, food supplies had dwindled down at the parliament buildings so they ordered Pizza Hut to deliver pizzas
    • Politically In a political manner.
    • Politically Politicly; artfully.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you need to remember pi, just count the letters in each word of the sentence: "May I have a large container of coffee?" If you get the coffee and are polite say: "Thank you," get two more decimal places. (3.141592653...). Here is another sentance: How I wish I could calculate Pi. (3.141592)
    • politically In a political manner; with relation to the government of a nation or state; as regards politics.
    • politically In a politic manner; artfully; with address; politicly.
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  • Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    Hans Magnus Enzensberger
    “Mediocrity in politics is not to be despised. Greatness is not needed.”
  • Billy Boy Franklin
    Billy Boy Franklin
    “Politics is a profession where the paths of glory lead but to the gravy.”
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    “Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.”
  • Charles De Gaulle
    “I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “In politics, as on the sickbed, people toss from side to side, thinking they will be more comfortable.”
  • Heinrich Heine
    “In politics, as in life, we must above all things wish only for the attainable.”


Body politic - A group of people organised under a single government or authority (national or regional) is a body politic.
Dog-whistle politics - (AU) When political parties have policies that will appeal to racists while not being overtly racist, they are indulging in dog-whistle politics.
Politically correct - Things or people that are politically correct use language that will not cause offence.
Wedge politics - (USA) In wedge politics, one party uses an issue that they hope will divide members of a different party to create conflict and weaken it.


In literature:

Lessons of political wisdom were learned, which no nation will ever forget.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord
Franklin's newspaper gave him prodigious influence, both social and political, in the infancy of journalism.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XI" by John Lord
Jackson had no idea of yielding his opinions or his will to anybody, least of all to his political enemies.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XII" by John Lord
The Constitution was the expression not only of a political faith, but also of political fears.
"The Promise Of American Life" by Herbert David Croly
In spite of this propitious beginning the political labor movement soon suffered the fate of all reform political movements.
"A History of Trade Unionism in the United States" by Selig Perlman
Collectivities and religious and political associations, including that of the Bolshevists, were represented in Paris during the Conference.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
I don't think, if he's going into politics, that it will do to fight him.
"The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him" by Paul Leicester Ford
It was a period of bitter personal and political feuds and animosities.
"William Lloyd Garrison" by Archibald H. Grimke
It should be carefully noted that these were the very cases which caused most of the political troubles in the following period.
"The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)" by John Holland Rose
Only then was a realignment of political forces essential.
"Political Thought in England from Locke to Bentham" by Harold J. Laski

In poetry:

Of all that gives politeness birth,
Of all that claims to please,
In motion, manners, or in mirth,
The surest source is ease.
"On Miss M--'s's Dancing" by William Shenstone
And smile, and look politely round,
To catch a casual suggestion;
But make no effort to propound
Any solution of the question.
"Gemini And Virgo" by Charles Stuart Calverley
THE author of some political letters,
Who took a feigned name,
And under this mask traduces his betters,
Without remorse or shame.
"Enigma XXXIV." by Elizabeth Hitchener
In politics ne'er make a rout;
Let right and wrong-heads deal it out.
An evil grows, you may be sure,
But with that evil grows a cure.
"The Pen" by William Hutton
Politeness is taught by our dandies,
When with a fair lady they meet,
They stare at her features a moment
Then down go their eyes to her feet.
"The Misanthrope's Reverie" by Joseph Warren Watson
X was a Xiphias brave,
Who lived on the crest of the wave.
To each fish he would say,
"Good day, sir, good day!"
And then a polite bow he gave.
"An Alphabet Zoo" by Carolyn Wells

In news:

Sean Trende at Real Clear Politics pours some cold water on the conventional wisdom that Obama's unconstitutional amnesty decree is a political winner.
Politics / News Political Roundtable: Flake vs Cardon , Jungle Primaries in AZ, an Interview With Congressman Barber & More.
It's time for our political roundup, with political analysts Jon Ralston and Anjeanette Damon.
The Denver Post's political and editorial writers dish daily on local, state and national politics and policy.
Conservative sources say Stewart Braddick, the political mastermind behind RMG, is an organizer who has toiled endlessly in the political trenches.
The great debate of the last few weeks of this political season among the media, the political gurus, and the talking head class (of which I am one) is about the polls.
The message from the White House toward political progressives is consistent, even if the tone has varying levels of politeness.
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The five women holding New Hampshire's top political offices said Friday that women bring a unique perspective to politics.
Even political junkies get sick of politics.
Wednesday's Topical Currents is with NYU political science professor Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, co-author of The Dictator 's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics.
I recently responded to another political "hate e-mail," referring the sender to a nonpartisan resource that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in politics.
Incumbent Commissioner Frank Mann, a political institution in Southwest Florida, is facing off against political newcomer Matthew Shawn Miller in the race for Lee County Commission District 5.
Will Durst is a political satirist the political comedian for people who hate politics.
Political gains among women, youth, and minorities will help shape the political conversation.
Gov David Paterson's political career began in Harlem, and as he faces the politically thorny task of governing as a lame duck, neighborhood residents Sunday urged him to make the most of his remaining days in office.

In science:

Society would like the lowest cost solution that adequately addresses the needs of most communities, but for political reasons it may not be possible to enforce an optimal solution in a top-down manner.
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information
Accepting this research, we decided that the voting mechanism was not the problem in the polarization of political debate, it was that people were often talking across one another.
Widescope - A social platform for serious conversations on the Web
The schedule of the completion of the prototype with 30 short and one or two long ASUs is driven by the funding situation in the coming years which in turn depends also on the political situation of a future linear collider.
A large scale prototype for a SiW electromagnetic calorimeter for a future linear collider
Another important generalization of simple ma jority games with origin in economics and politics are weighted and roughly weighted ma jority games.
Roughly Weighted Hierarchical Simple Games
Stimulated by the results about the Peter principle, we started to ask if random strategies could be useful also in the selection of members of political institutions.
The beneficial role of random strategies in social and financial systems