Oak was an intensely humane man: indeed, his humanity often tore in pieces any politic intentions of his which bordered on strategy, and carried him on as by gravitation.
In every point of view, ranging from politic to passionate, it was desirable that she, a lonely girl, should marry, and marry this earnest, well-to-do, and respected man.
Yet, perhaps, under the harrowing circumstances, to speak out was the one wrong act which can be better understood, if not forgiven in her, than the right and politic one, her rival being now but a corpse.
Beyond a politic wish to remain unknown, there suddenly arose in him now a sense of shame at the possibility that his attractive young wife, who already despised him, should despise him more by discovering him in so mean a condition after so long a time.
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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