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the body politic

The inhabitants of a nation taken together as a political entity. How do you think the body politic will vote in this election?
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body politic

the people of a country or state considered as a political unit. The body politic was unable to select between the candidates.
See also: body, politic
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Rather than continue to tinker on the peripheries of the black body politic, the right began to cultivate and bankroll nominal Democrats as stealth candidates for office.
Julian of Norwich and the Mystical Body Politic of Christ.
Any attempt to explore the plurality of Hussein's political identity, at least as ordinary Jordanians perceive it, must make sense of the fact that the Jordanian body politic consists of numerous conflicting constituencies: Palestinians, tribal Jordanians, Circassians, Chechens, Christians, Islamists, and progressive and conservative factions within each of these groups.
What is achievable in this general assembly and this body politic this year is a broad civil rights bill and, speaking for myself, that does not cross the threshold of marriage," Republican representative Thomas Little, chairman of the judiciary committee, told Vermont's Rutland Herald newspaper.
Moira Gatens's essay on corporeal representation and the body politic is relevant here, for she seeks to consider whose bodies are represented within the latter and therefore permitted autonomy and access to power: "Certainly, not any human form, by virtue of its humanity, is entitled to consider itself author of or actor in the body politic.
Near the end of Foreign Bodies and the Body Politic Jonathan Gil Harris cites a recent article from The New Yorker that compares the dissemination of misinformation over the Internet to the spread of AIDS in bath houses: "as we gear up to live in a hyper-democratic media world crawling with contagious falsehoods," the writer of the article warns, "society will need a robust information immune system" (quoted on p.
Jesuit priest, poet, and activist Daniel Berrigan is brilliant in almost any medium he chooses, ranging from his plays, like The Trial of the Catonsville Nine, to his recent collected works of poetry, And the Risen Bread: Selected Poems, 1957-1997; from his literal jeremiads on our broken body politic to his scholarly, incisive, Spirit-bent Bible studies.
Within the AIDS arena, politics of the body and the body politic are inextricably intertwined and often diametrically opposed.
He has violated oaths far more important than those made to the amorphous body politic.
We have a debilitating lesion on the body politic and if it requires shuffling national resources to provide a cure, it is in our best interest to do so.
Indeed, Reinisch maintains, the poll shows that the United States is a country of "sexual illiterates," with a body politic dangerously burdened with carnal misinformation.
In developed markets, there is an increasing obsession with the body politic, working out, weight loss and personal enhancement.
Urging all the people to demonstrate against those rendered utterly deaf to people's just demands, Mahfouz vowed that young women and men would move ahead with their peaceful-democratic agitation up to the overthrow of the whole ruling body politic.
Entitled One Body Politic, the exhibition, left, at the town's Dorman Museum featured 150 white porcelain dinner plates adorned with photographs taken in each of the previous 150 years.