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politic +‎ -ly

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politicly (comparative more politicly, superlative most politicly)

  1. In a politic manner; sagaciously; shrewdly; artfully.
    • 1731, Jonathan Swift, letter to ???:
      I must be ignorant indeed not to know, that the Duchess, ever since you met, hath been most politicly employed in increasing those forces, and sharpening those arms with which she subdued you at first []

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for politicly”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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