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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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Based on Ichabod's abnormal physique as a mirror-image of the body politic, the following pages trace this discursive conjunction between imperialism and physical disability, eventually postulating that a disabled body often acts as an expansionist body: its ontological deformities and absences perpetuating the promise of prosthetic amendment and augmentation.
The people of Israel cohere as a nation by remaining at one in its body politic under Moses and its commitment to religious forms under God.
Interpreting the struggle for freedom primarily through their faith tradition, Southern blacks engaged the body politic with language and actions that reflected their comprehensive, densely religious ideals.
She attempts to do this by examining the connection between the emerging "powerful male 'body politic'" and the United States' "rising status as a world power" (p.
Clean Elections would not cure every problem ailing the body politic, but it would certainly help.
We weren't then, and we aren't now shy about giving our opinions about the body politic and advocating for the things we believe are important for Northerners.
In a strongly worded article in the Body Politic 1971, John Forbes describes the social scene in Vancouver and Toronto as unsavoury and oppressive spaces where individuals circulated in a vain attempt to have some form of social life.
The information we receive forms our opinions and perceptions, eventually our laws and collective body politic. We are coming to realize we cannot live on the "outside" of these times, we must interiorize nature back into the heart of being human, into the sacred love and connectedness of all life.
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. Enough is enough!
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. I am of the opinion that the statue should be elevated or, if your opinion differs, demoted to an anonymous position in George Square.
Otherness is unbiddable: it is the unexpected collision between the possible and the miracle, the body politic and the body electric.