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Use "polis" in a sentence
"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_)."
"The spirit of the polis is the spirit of unity in conflict, in battle."