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Politic, 1) relating to politics as the science of government: “I will read p. authors,” Tw. II, 5, 174.
2) versed in public affairs: “this land was famously enriched with p. grave counsel,” R3 II, 3, 20. “a certain convocation of p. worms are e'en at him,” Hml. IV, 3, 21 (Ff convocation of worms).
3) prudent, wise, artful, cunning: “stands hugely p.” Sonn. 124, 11. “am I p.? am I subtle?” Wiv. III, 1, 103. “which maintained so p. a state of evil that they will not admit any good part to intermingle with them,” Ado V, 2, 63. “the lawyer's melancholy, which is p.” As IV, 1, 14. “I have been p. with my friend, smooth with mine enemy,” V, 4, 46. “it is not p. in the commonwealth of nature to preserve virginity,” All's I, 1, 137. you “must seem very p.” IV, 1, 24. “with silence be thou p.” H6A II, 5, 101. “bites his lip with a p. regard,” Troil. III, 3, 254. “the devil knew not what he did when he made man p.” Tim. III, 3, 29. “of such a nature is his p. love,” Tim. III, 3, 29 “'tis p. and safe to let him keep at point a hundred knights,” Lr. I, 4, 346. “he shall stand no further off than in a p. distance,” Oth. III, 3, 13.
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