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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.
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Constantly referred to as a "morsel", Katrina does not originate desire herself as much as provide Ichabod with the means to enlarge both his biological body and the republican body politic (2000: 298-99).
Queer, in that tradition of the Body Politic, is "brash, inspiring, pig-headed - and vital," much like CD itself.
Healing the Body Politic weaves the history of political and critical response to Christine in the later twentieth and early twenty-first century, with its presentation of her own conception of contemporary political thought.
Articles in the Body Politic and other publications also suggested that individuals socializing in these gay ghetto spaces were implicitly rejecting political and public activism based on the false sense of security.
The information we receive forms our opinions and perceptions, eventually our laws and collective body politic.
And headlines about CEO compensation continue to rile the body politic (even though people seem to accept the fact that the New York Yankees had a payroll of more than $200 million and couldn't win a pennant).
In Getting to Amen, Lora-Ellen McKinney addresses the incompatible ideas that arise in any body politic, and offers advice on acknowledging and overcoming conflict.
If it does not fight that death curt, that cancer, within its own body politic, it is going to infect Muslim-Western relations everywhere.
The party's father, Mr John Hume, has expressed a wish that parts of the SDLP's body politic be transplanted in order to help other grievously ill parties such as the Ulster Unionists, but, in a bizarre twist, pathologists revealed last night that the party's spine had already been removed some time ago.
The continual stream of judicial decisions from activist judges, beginning in 1947 with Justice Hugo Black when he created the 'wall of separation,' have steadily eroded the rich spiritual soil of our nation, leaving a cavernous divide in our body politic.
No matter what your political view, it is clear that the Glasgow psyche does not have the same conceit of itself as the body politic.
Otherness is unbiddable: it is the unexpected collision between the possible and the miracle, the body politic and the body electric.
Immediately after the Kensington nativist riots in 1844, "women nativists exploited a political rhetoric and domesticity to forge a bold claim for their role in the body politic.
There seems to be an analogy for building a hardwired body politic, using more refined versions of flash mobs.
To hopeless nails like you or me, these perfidious Latinos may appear as harmless neighbors and coworkers, but the H-man has seen them for what they really are: a cancer on the American body politic.