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Word: politic

Definition: prudent; judicious; well judged; expedient; well devised


Sentences Containing 'politic'

``I do it because it's politic; I do it on principle.
But the whole system of her industry and commerce has thereby been rendered less secure; the whole state of her body politic less healthful than it otherwise would have been.
A small stop in that great blood-vessel, which has been artificially swelled beyond its natural dimensions, and through which an unnatural proportion of the industry and commerce of the country has been forced to circulate, is very likely to bring on the most dangerous disorders upon the whole body politic.
They not only introduce very dangerous disorders into the state of the body politic, but disorders which it is often difficult to remedy, without occasioning, for a time at least, still greater disorders.
But only for a secret and politic consideration, which we call oikonomian or dispensation.

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