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Word: apolitical

Definition: having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs


Sentences Containing 'apolitical'

As the only open homosexual on campus, Barron remained apolitical, choosing to focus mostly on his studies.
He almost petitioned the government to let him stay as an honest and apolitical monk, but the intimations of high-ranking friends convinced him not to.
In a move away from their traditional apolitical stance, a Shaykhi political party stood in the Basra governorate election, 2009; they came third, winning 5% of the votes and 2 out of 35 seats.
In the course of a deep analysis of the film's content, Sorrentino declares "Death Wish" to be mythic and apolitical, and, using the New York Times's Vincent Canby as a prime example, holds it up as an instance when reviewers used a film's perceived political incorrectness as a pretext to savage it.
The Shaykhiya were resolutely apolitical and hence were allowed relative freedom under Saddam Hussein.
These members are handpicked from heavily vetted nominations made by their parent agencies, and are strictly apolitical. They stand watch on a 24-hour basis, constantly monitoring world events and keeping senior White House staff apprised of significant incidents.
With the coming of the downturn of the economy in 1929, Vanguard Press steadily moved away from radical political publications and toward more mainstream literary titles as well as apolitical titles of topical interest, such as studies of Charles Lindbergh and organized crime in Chicago.

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