Those who took me from my father, and who always intended, sooner or later, to sell me again to my original proprietor, as they have now done, calculated that, in order to make the most of their bargain, it would be politic to leave me in possession of all my personal and hereditary worth, and even to increase the value, if possible.
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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