from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A city-state of ancient Greece.
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- n. A city, or a city-state.
- n. The police.
- n. A policeman or policewoman.
For as diamond alone can polish diamond, so men alone can polish men; and hence it is that it was first by living in a city ([Greek: polis], _polis_) that men --
(Ital., _città_), a city, and _polite_, from the Greek [Greek: polis] (_polis_), a city; because cities are the first to become civilized, or _civil_, and polite, or _polished_ (Latin, _polire_).
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The spirit of the polis is the spirit of unity in conflict, in battle.
This particular member of the public ironically finds her confidence in the polis is always greatly increased by coming here and finding people like you and so many of your fellow job commenters and blogrollees who obviously really care about doing the real policing that we the public need.
The Premium Flagship Morelia Cinépolis is said to be the new one at Plaza Las Américas, near Sears and Liverpool; where $90 pesos gets you a reclining seat with a cup holder and a tray, while servers come around to take your order, and bring it to you at your seat.
Constantinopolis (the word polis means "city" in Greek).
"Politics" ultimately comes from the Greek word "polis" meaning state or city.
The polis is also the polemos, and that’s an all too stark fact, one that too few are willing, or have the backbone, to come to termswith.
For Cicero, the polis was a people "united in association by a common sense of right and a community of interest".
In Ray's experience, the quintessence of what was so infuriating about dealing with the polis was the incomparable frustration of being patronised by a stupid person.