from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A diplomat.
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- n. a diplomat
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person employed in, or skilled in, diplomacy; a diplomat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person officially employed in international intercourse, as an ambassador or a minister; in general, one versed in the art of diplomacy; a diplomat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an official engaged in international negotiations
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By those who still remember him, Morier is described as a diplomatist of
The diplomatist is the captain of the frigate, thrown out at a distance to make his observations, and enabled to exhibit his intrepidity and talent, through, from the smallness of his means, the results may be equally small.
You speak of having saved me from a perquisition, -- a perquisition in the rooms of a diplomatist is a serious matter, Monsieur le Préfet, and I tell you quite frankly that I should have resisted such an outrage in every way in my power!
Remember that the rulers of Russia in those days were the most charming and cultivated people in the world, whereas the Prussian as a diplomatist was the same Prussian whom, even as an ally of ours in 1815,
Nicholas preened himself as he sat there; he would tell Mary how he had bearded his Majesty, and what a diplomatist was her husband.
For there was the learned president of the Geographical, with overhanging brows and slow and gentle speech; there was the foreign corresponding secretary of the Historical, a man better known as a diplomatist and an author, whose long years abroad had liberalized his mind without spoiling his open-hearted American manners.
You see that even the bow of a diplomatist is a serious business!
"Why, Jim," said Paul, who had a twinkle in his eye, "that's diplomacy, and the man who practises it is called a diplomatist or diplomat.
Sir William Trumball [sic] whom Macaulay (chap. xxi) characterizes as “a learned civilian and an experienced diplomatist, of moderate opinions and of temper cautious to timidity” was appointed Secretary of State in 1691 and resigned in 1697 to make way for a more zealous partisan.
Eliot, the diplomatist and historian Harold Nicolson.