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political boss

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n political boss a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments "party bosses have a reputation for corruption"
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Usage

In literature:

The political machine runs the town, and the bosses own the machine.
"The Quickening" by Francis Lynde
This is as true of the high politics of Isaiah as it is of the ward boss.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann
It is the agent of the political boss who mixes neighborhood charity with the dispensing of party jobs.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
All three of them happen to be political bosses in this section.
"Mary Louise and the Liberty Girls" by Edith Van Dyne (AKA L. Frank Baum)
Will not political manipulators and bosses betray their trusts?
"Socialism" by John Spargo
In backward rural communities the trader is almost invariably the political boss.
"The Rural Life Problem of the United States" by Horace Curzon Plunkett
Running this big world must be quite a job, but every man who talks politics thinks himself capable of bossing the whole works.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
He's political boss, Mayor, rancher, and God knows what else.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
Almost every big political boss is fat.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
In a rough way he is the political boss of the region and he has built up a fortune.
"The Portal of Dreams" by Charles Neville Buck
But the boss must be a benevolent and very politic despot.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
Political Boss, The, 182.
"Races and Immigrants in America" by John R. Commons
The results of machine voting, the rule of the "bosses" and saloon politics can perhaps best be seen in one well-known instance.
"Sober by Act of Parliament" by Fred A. McKenzie
The great iron wheel controlling the whole machine was put into the hands of a political boss committee in Washington.
"The Women of the Confederacy" by J. L. Underwood
The people, as Barnum has said, love to be humbugged, and are quite ready to pay tribute to the political boss and spoilsman.
"My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands" by George Francis Train
Labor bosses, like political crooks, love darkness.
"Comrade Yetta" by Albert Edwards
Boss, political, evolution of, 150-151.
"The Five Great Philosophies of Life" by William de Witt Hyde
Nicias and Demosthenes are his slaves, and Cleon, a political boss of the period, is his butler and confidential valet.
"Curiosities of the American Stage" by Laurence Hutton
I looked in vain for a Hungarian political "boss," for no party can claim these people exclusively.
"On the Trail of The Immigrant" by Edward A. Steiner
But the Boss had thirty years of political cunning, and behind him a strong machine.
"The Walking Delegate" by Leroy Scott
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In news:

Bruce Stephens, the administrator of real estate appraisal for the Collier County Appraiser 's Office, has filed a slander lawsuit against his one-time co-worker and his current boss' political opponent, Kevin Lilly.
It took five minutes for Capitol figure John Colyandro to end a decade-long saga that swept his boss, former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, out of Congress and politics altogether.
The most bizarre example of this was the totem pole that political boss E.H.
Patti Sapone/The Star-Ledger State Sen Ronald Rice (D-Essex) has criticized a county contract with a firm headed by South Jersey political boss George Norcross.
Eduardo Campos is both modern manager and old-fashioned political boss.
South Jersey political boss Norcross mum about Rowan University merger plan.
Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger South Jersey political boss George Norcross is pictured in this file photo.
Politics Swaggering 'Boss' Ramsey Predicts GOP Supermajority.
Starz has canceled the political drama "Boss" this week after just two seasons.
The great, late-19th century political cartoonist (who began Boss Tweed's demise in.
Despite Political Meddling, EADS Gets the Best Man To Be Its Next Boss.
If you've ever wondered if your boss or buddy swings to the political right or left, just look online .
Support your boss's political cause -- or else .
It must be a bit unnerving to know that your boss has no support for any situation and will politically throw you under the bus any chance he gets.
Politically Knotted, Boss Dennis Rivera May Endorse Nobody.
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