• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Politize To play the politician; to dispute as politicians do.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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
    • politize o play the politician; act in a politic manner.
    • politize To educate in politics or in polity; make a politician or politicians of.
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  • Carl Sandburg
    “The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.”
  • Jane Austen
    “From politics it was an easy step to silence.”
  • Hannah Arendt
    “Wherever the relevance of speech is at stake, matters become political by definition, for speech is what makes man a political being.”
  • Harold Wilson
    Harold Wilson
    “In politics a week is a very long time.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Victory is a political fiction.”
  • Karl Von Clausewitz
    Karl Von Clausewitz
    “War is regarded as nothing but the continuation of politics by other means.”


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:

Would it be far wrong to define it as "a political community without a political superior"?
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
The first fight I made was to keep politics absolutely out of the force; and not only politics, but every kind of improper favoritism.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
Mr. Harte says, in that letter, that he looks upon Professor Mascow to be one of the ablest men in Europe, in treaty and political knowledge.
"The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son" by The Earl of Chesterfield
He turned his attention to political science.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
If a man has got political convictions of his own, of course, he must stick to them.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
They were just remote financial corporations to him, paying political tribute on demand, expecting political favors in return.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
Surely, we cannot have commercial and political stability without cominertial and political honour!
"Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete" by Winston Churchill
Here, in a nutshell, though neither he nor I realized it, was the political instruction of the marching hordes.
"A Far Country, Complete" by Winston Churchill
What has Jethro Bass got to do with politics?
"Coniston, Complete" by Winston Churchill
If it's a polite question, why are you giving away your duds this way?
"The Landloper" by Holman Day

In poetry:

He then, with speeches more polite,
Again addressed the nymph so sweet,
"My dear, with scorning do not treat
Your lover so;
Your lovely form doth me invite,
Your mind to know."
"Art And Nature" by Susannah Hawkins
What millions are pouring
While, raving and roaring,
Not only John Lang, but a dozen or more
Political brothers
Outshouting the others
With rhetoric costly are taking the floor?
"Golden Silence" by C J Dennis
Thunder? Why, no. Some static, may have been --
A far, faint rumble and a glimmering light.
This, and no more, John, have we heard and seen,
We watchers in the dark politic night.
"Jove's Opportunity" by C J Dennis
As similarity of mind,
Or something not to be defined,
First fixes our attention;
So manners decent and polite,
The same we practised at first sight,
Must save it from declension.
"Friendship" by William Cowper
Yes! we bring one to swell the mighty throng
Of those who ever planet-like are seen—
Fire pillars in war, in politics, in song,
Or where this boundless breadth of thought has been.
"By The Grave of Livingstone" by Alexander Anderson
And went up to him very politely,
And asked what his name was and cried:
"My lad, if I judge of you rightly,
You're the son of my brother who died--
My poor Mustafa!"--and he sighed.
"Aladdin" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

A political life From Watergate to Whitewater, politics has played a major role in Hillary Clinton 's life.
Political buttons are the most well-known political-campaign collectibles .
With the political season upon us, you might be interested in learning more about some of the current and former political candidates and power players.
In today's politically charged environment where accusations are leveled against a person's character purely for political gain, the unique role of the Indiana attorney.
Corker 's Senate record is one of the reasons he finds himself in such a politically enviable position, says Jennifer Duffy, analyst with the Cook Political Report.
The group, which lobbies for issues like traditional marriage, said that by using the couple 's photo in political attack mailers in Colorado they were "engaging in the type of political speech" that is protected by the First Amendment.
The message from the White House toward political progressives is consistent, even if the tone has varying levels of politeness.
Politics / News Political Roundtable: Barber vs McSally Overtime Battle, Pima's Slow Vote Count, McCain's Benghazi Crusade & More.
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — The five women holding New Hampshire's top political offices said Friday that women bring a unique perspective to politics.
We fell upon some information last week that speaks in part to one's political perspective of the former Klimm administration and the resultant perception of machine politics.
Even political junkies get sick of politics.
Francis Fukuyama's ambitious 'The Origins of Political Order' is first-rate political philosophy.
Politics / News Political Roundtable: Carmona Gains on Flake , McSally Gets NRCC Support, Downtown Biz Hurt By Streetcar Construction & More.
Politics / News Political Roundtable Tonight: Carmona vs Flake , Paton vs Kirkpatrick, Downtown Revitalization, Greyhound Dogs & More.
The political parlor game being played out in Washington over whether or not the economy "goes over" the political construction known as the fiscal cliff is one helluva cliffhanger More.

In science:

Hayek, New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas.
Synergetic Application, Equations on Rule of Law and Two-Party Mechanism
Typically, k -approval can be used in political elections whenever the voters can express their preference for k candidates within the set of all candidates.
Towards a Dichotomy for the Possible Winner Problem in Elections Based on Scoring Rules
Sergi Elizalde, Consecutive patterns and statistics on restricted permutations, Ph.D. thesis, Universitat Polit `ecnica de Catalunya, 2004. 7.
Anick-type resolutions and consecutive pattern avoidance
Cinti, Bistable el liptic equations with fractional diffusion, Doctoral Thesis, Universitat Polit`ecnica de Catalunya and Universit`a degli Studi di Bologna. M. del Pino, M.
Energy estimates and 1-D symmetry for nonlinear equations involving the half-Laplacian
Assume that A avails of political power that has been rightly obtained on the basis of A’s personal authority.
Dialectical Roots for Interest Prohibition Theory