I was ready to sink from fatigue and hunger, but being surrounded by a crowd, I thought it politic to rouse all my strength, that no physical debility might be construed into apprehension or conscious guilt.
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I hear the word Kennedy, I know they ain’t discussing no politic.
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
You do love my lord: You have known him long; and be you well assur’d He shall in strangeness stand no farther off Than in a politic distance.
William Shakespeare -- Othello, the Moor of Venice