politicians

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[Pol`i*ti┬Ěcian]

Cunning; using artifice; politic; artful.

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One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman.

Noun
a person active in party politics

Noun
a leader engaged in civil administration

Noun
a schemer who tries to gain advantage in an organization in sly or underhanded ways


n.
One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman.

n.
One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party; -- used in a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics as managed by parties (see Politics, 2); a schemer; an intriguer; as, a mere politician.

a.
Cunning; using artifice; politic; artful.


Politician

Pol`i*ti"cian , n. [Cf. F. politicien.] 1. One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman.
While empiric politicians use deceit.
2. One primarily devoted to his own advancement in public office, or to the success of a political party; -- used in a depreciatory sense; one addicted or attached to politics as managed by parties (see Politics, 2); a schemer; an intriguer; as, a mere politician.
Like a scurvy politician, seem To see the things thou dost not.
The politician . . . ready to do anything that he apprehends for his advantage.

Politician

Pol`i*ti"cian, a. Cunning; using artifice; politic; artful. "Ill-meaning politician lords." Milton.

One versed or experienced in the science of government; one devoted to politics; a statesman.

Cunning; using artifice; politic; artful.

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Usage Examples

Howard Dean has been successful because he was clear in his opposition to the war. People appreciate a politician with the courage to say, I oppose this war.

America is just the country that how all the written guarantees in the world for freedom are no protection against tyranny and oppression of the worst kind. There the politician has come to be looked upon as the very scum of society.

A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.

A politician is a man who understands government. A statesman is a politician who's been dead for 15 years.

At home, you always have to be a politician when you're abroad, you almost feel yourself a statesman.

I enjoyed the administrative work because it involved working with Congress, city council, and the mayor. I had never been a politician so it was fun - learning political maneuvering.

A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.

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Other Usage Examples

A woman must combine the role of mother, wife and politician.

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.

A politician will do anything to keep his job - even become a patriot.

Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor.

By nominating Chuck Hagel to be his Defense secretary, President Obama is putting forward an aloof contrarian who doesn't suffer fools - a striving politician who considers himself above politics.

As a politician who cherishes religious conviction in his personal sphere, but regards politics as a domain belonging outside religion, I believe that this view is seriously flawed.

I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.

A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.

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