noun, plural po·leis [poh-lahys]. /ˈpoʊ laɪs/.
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In a now famous clip, Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) was asked what percentage of Congress smokes.Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?|Abby Haglage|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One case which did garner some mainstream media attention was that of Chrissy Lee Polis.Media Ignores Rash of Assaults on Transgender Women|Jay Michaelson|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is another Democrat frustrated by the highly visible and political failure of the civil unions bill.Gay Politicians: Colorado Civil Unions Debacle Will Galvanize Voters|Allison Yarrow|May 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
His father coined the word “poliatrist”, meaning a healer of the polis or city.Hector Abad On “Oblivion: A Memoir,” a Memorial to His Murdered Father|Maya Jaggi|April 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Frank is retiring, Baldwin is running for the Senate, and Polis and Ciciline are up for reelection.
It would have gone hard with them as they left the cage, but someone whispered, "Here's the polis!"The Underworld|James C. Welsh
Wan day a captain an' a squad iv polis backed th' wagon up to th' dure iv th' palace an' rung th' bell.Mr. Dooley Says|Finley Dunne
I 've a bit of paper for you somewhere, from one you know, if them blackguards the 'polis' has not made me lose it.The Knight Of Gwynne, Vol. I (of II)|Charles James Lever
The constitution of the polis is a Phœnician invention, even this has been imitated by the Hellenes.
The Greek polis and the αἱεν ἁριστεὑειν grew up out of mutual enmity.