a person who is active in party politics.
a seeker or holder of public office, who is more concerned about winning favor or retaining power than about maintaining principles.
- non·pol·i·ti·cian, noun
- self-pol·i·ti·cian, noun
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How to use politician in a sentence
Scientists and politicians began this pandemic with almost no data on this coronavirus.Coronavirus Models Were Always About More Than Flattening The Curve | Maggie Koerth (email@example.com) | September 10, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
In packing, politicians cram voters from the opposing party into just a few districts, securing the remaining districts for their own party.How next-gen computer generated maps detect partisan gerrymandering | Sujata Gupta | September 7, 2020 | Science News
Under the new measures, Facebook says it will prohibit politicians and campaigns from running new election ads in the week before the election.Facebook aims to minimize misinformation, will restrict new political ads in the week prior to the election | radmarya | September 3, 2020 | Fortune
So, we don’t need to wait to change the actual rules of the game to deliver politicians to office who can act independently of the existing political-industrial complex.
Maybe riots made it easier for politicians like Nixon to tap into existing racial resentment that enables punitive policies against minority communities.Violent protests against police brutality in the ’60s and ’90s changed public opinion | German Lopez | August 28, 2020 | Vox
They are model citizens, the kind of people whose lives might be used as exemplary stories by a politician in a stump speech.
“He is a lifetime politician,” said one D.C.-based consultant.Why the Left Loves Warren, But Won’t Swoon for Sanders | David Freedlander | December 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Which politician wants to defend federally-subsidized abortions for convicted criminals?
He reiterated the statements “I am not a politician” and “I am not a political advisor” so often that it seemed like a verbal tic.
“François Hollande never said a word out of line to me or behaved inappropriately with me—unlike many a politician,” she writes.Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex | Lizzie Crocker | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Marshal proved how often a strong soldier may be a weak politician, and in 1834 he resigned office.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Had he in him the makings of the mere trimmer and politician, in addition to the miserable vanity that had riven him to-day?
Col. Moore, a veteran politician of the Old Dominion, was a most pleasant and affable gentleman, and a great lisper withal.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
I shall manage these men far better than Colton, who is the crudest type of American politician.
He started out as a mere or'nary politician, but the Democratic Boss took him up and his ambitions are growing.
British Dictionary definitions for politician
a person actively engaged in politics, esp a full-time professional member of a deliberative assembly
a person who is experienced or skilled in the art or science of politics, government, or administration; statesman
derogatory, mainly US a person who engages in politics out of a wish for personal gain, as realized by holding a public office
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