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politician

noun campaigner, candidate, governnental leader, lawgiver, lawmaker, legislator, office seeker, officeholder, officer of state, official, partisan, party memmer, politico, public servant, representative, statesman
See also: demagogue, lawmaker, legislator
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But his guests are bamboozled by Lee's collection of hundreds of Barbie dolls, and wannabe politican Brian thinks the champagne is too warm So You Think You Can Dance BBC1, 6.
I have never heard any politican speak so supportively of greyhound racing when the economic chips were down - as they certainly are in Ireland at the moment.
Partly it connotes an interest in the new twentieth-century discipline of psychology and in the insights it was held to offer the democratic politican.
The most notorious story about an alliance between the Mafia and US forces is told by the socialist politican and journalist Michele Pantaleone and' retold in English by Norman Lewis.
The first chapter, 'A Catalan politican for a Philippine Exposition', is devoted to the architect of the exposition, Victor Balaguer.
When a politican is personally informed by his or her bishop of the grave moral offence, even after the Church and especially the Holy Father have continually taught this since the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965, which called abortion an "abominable crime"), then surely, if words mean anything at all, one must speak here of" obstinately persisting in a manifestly grave sin.
I try to be frank and straightforward but I make it clear I am not a politican or a historian.
Although the prime focus of the book is naturally on Essex as politican and general, there is much that is illuminating on related areas.
In response, he casts Milosevic ambiguously as a politican whose `search for renewed solidarity around a nationalist principle explains something of his readiness to treat the Kosovars as pawns in a power struggle in which he has sought to resist the one-world power aspirations of the United States' (Sharp, 60).
Many members of the disappointed audience apparently thought that his focus was too much like that of a politican giving a speech at a political rally.
The lesson here is that in World War II one had to be a good politican as well as a good soldier, and Cantwell obviously could not be both.