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political arena


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n political arena a sphere of intense political activity
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  • Aneurin Bevan
    “I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals. It is the arena of interest.”
  • Emma Goldman
    “The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue.”


In literature:

It was his first battle in the political arena and if he felt proud over it, who can blame him?
"American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt" by Edward Stratemeyer
The advent of Thomas Burt from the mine into the political arena was not welcomed with a gush of enthusiasm by seamen.
"The Shellback's Progress" by Walter Runciman
The slaveholders knew him for their clear-headed enemy, and drove him out of the arena of national politics.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
No doubt he had reasons of his own for retiring from the arena of politics.
"Wilmot and Tilley" by James Hannay
He inclined his head a little, politely, and Lorrimore stepped into the arena.
"Ravensdene Court" by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
Early in life, 1811, he entered the political arena, and remained in it to the day of his death.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
The negro question would be forever removed from the political arena.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume II"
We were intruders in the political arena, officers seeking to recruit an army, moderate innovators.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
This we cannot do either in the arena of politics or the status of the menial laborer.
"Shadow and Light" by Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
Toward the last of this year, 1774, Howard made his first and last venture into the arena of political life.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 5 of 8" by Various
At the accession of Queen Anne, Granville entered the political arena and attained considerable offices of state.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
But this struggle, developing naturally, must inevitably bring about the entry of the proletariat into the arena of political struggles.
"Anarchism and Socialism" by George Plechanoff
For more than a century and a half the landed interests had dominated the social and political arena.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
He threw himself into the political arena in order to save his reason.
"Threads of Grey and Gold" by Myrtle Reed
Thereafter, he believed his hour had come, and threw himself boldly into the political arena.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
In 1830 both schools descended into the arena of politics.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6" by Various
Indeed, on any moral point, Benton need have no cause to fear comparison with any of his great rivals in the political arena.
"Thomas Hart Benton" by Theodore Roosevelt
To re-enter the political arena at such a moment was to plunge headlong into a whirlpool.
"Lola Montez" by Edmund B. d'Auvergne
It was the beginning of a duel which lasted till death removed one of the combatants from the political arena.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 1" by Various
Removed from the arena of politics the black man has no real enemy but himself.
"Old Times in Dixie Land" by Caroline E. Merrick

In news:

Like it or not, sports plays in political arena .
John Larroquette, Eric McCormack, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen and Michael McKean are among the deluxe cast navigating the political arena in this Broadway revival of the 1960 Gore Vidal play.
Be careful what you wish for, especially in politics Kevin Blaum In the Arena.
A former Meridian journalist has announced his intentions to move into the political arena.
Romney's first step into political arena, vs Ted Kennedy in 1994, was a cautious one.
Country singer Hank Williams Jr is back in the political arena after a concert in Iowa on Friday during which he called President Obama "a Muslim president who hates the US," according to the Des Moines Register.
Obama, Romney return to political arena after Sandy hiatus .
But he does not see his lack of expe­ri­ence in the polit­i­cal arena as a neg­a­tive.
I entered the political arena almost one year ago, by announcing my candidacy for supervisor.
Avigdor Liberman hints that if charges are settled he may return to political arena.
Big-spending former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was pinned again in her bid for a US Senate seat Tuesday, losing on a night when sports and politics met in the same arena.
Veteran Rep Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, may be a Goliath in the political arena but his Republican opponent said he intends to put up a big fight as the proverbial David.
Jamie Beckett is a CFI and A&P mechanic who stepped into the political arena in an effort to promote and protect GA at his local airport.
30 EST, LHJ will present an exclusive online sneak preview of Peace Unveiled, the third installment in the series, which follows three women in Afghanistan who are fighting for the right to be heard in their country's political arena.
Antonio Orona considers attempts to tighten up the nation's immigration policy a topic of concern beyond the arena of politics.