a people regarded as a political body under an organized government.
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How to use body politic in a sentence
In fact, it’s still not widely absorbed in the body politic.American Leaders Made Defeat in Afghanistan Inevitable | David French | August 16, 2021 | Time
Female bodies have long served as metaphor when we talk about colonization, often standing in for land or the body politic, but rarely are they given the space to seek retribution for the oppressive horrors inflicted on them.Build Your House Around My Body Offers a Satisfying Story of Possession and Revenge | Cady Lang | June 24, 2021 | Time
The violent, anti-democratic impulses of Christian nationalism still course through the veins of our body politic, waiting for the next opportunistic strongman willing to put them to use.The Growing Anti-Democratic Threat of Christian Nationalism in the U.S. | Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry | May 27, 2021 | Time
This strategy of feeding and seeding intentional racial and class divisions into the body politic spilled over into the inevitable violence that ideas of supremacy always produce.'We Must Have a Third Reconstruction.' Read the Full Text of the Rev. William J. Barber II's Sermon at the Inaugural Prayer Service | William J. Barber II | January 21, 2021 | Time
As Reagan injected the toxicity of racial division into the American body politic, Jackson spoke about “coming up together”.
Negotiation and compromise are the lifeblood of democracy, not poison to the body politic.
A divisive selfishness had emerged in the late 1960s that had begun to dominate the body politic.
Our nation may have healed, but there are still exposed nerves that, when touched, cause trauma to the body politic.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party | Jack Schwartz | December 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Government activism on behalf of the common man was an unforgivable sin to be extirpated from the body politic.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party | Jack Schwartz | December 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
It will make the parties horizontal layers in the body politic.Ethics in Service | William Howard Taft
The knight was becoming superfluous in the economy of the body politic.German Culture Past and Present | Ernest Belfort Bax
But there is a new commandment added to the list of those to be memorized by the body-politic.Steam Steel and Electricity | James W. Steele
The wrong done the body politic may fester unseen, but it festers on all the same.
It would be the thrusting of a probe deep into the tenderest and sorest parts of the Confederate body-politic.
British Dictionary definitions for body politic
the body politic the people of a nation or the nation itself considered as a political entity; the state
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