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Definition of Populace

Populace

  1. The common people; the vulgar; the multitude, -- comprehending all persons not distinguished by rank, office, education, or profession.

Populace Quotations

It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.
James Monroe

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken

Quite frankly, having an uninformed populace works extremely well, particularly when you have a media that doesn't understand its responsibility and feels more like it's an arm of a political party. They can really take advantage of an uninformed populace.
Benjamin Carson

Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

The populace is like the sea motionless in itself, but stirred by every wind, even the lightest breeze.
Livy
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Populace Translations

populace in Spanish is populacho
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