from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The qualifications or employments of a statesman; political skill, in the higher sense.
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- noun The qualifications, duties, or employments of a statesman.
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- noun The craft or skill of being a
statesman, of leading a government well.
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- noun wisdom in the management of public affairs
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The statesmanship of 1850 (profound and patriotic, as alas! it is to be feared, too much of what we call statesmanship to-day is not) has been outgrown.
We know too little of such matters to dogmatize about them; after all the experience and wisdom of the past, what we call statesmanship is but a complicated, difficult, and uncertain experiment.
But, of course, diplomacy and statesmanship is something Republicans wouldn't know anything about.
“The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils.”
The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils.
As an exercise in statesmanship, perhaps Powell could, with the benefit of hindsight, revise the text of his speech to reflect what was supportable sustantively and present the revised speech to the American public so that the public could determine whether it would be appropriate for him to resign.
Since that remote day Gladstone has been four times Premier; has delivered numberless speeches of the highest order of excellence; has published a multitude of pamphlets and volumes which attest consummate intellectual gifts, and has been a great force in English statesmanship and scholarship through an exceptionally long life and almost to the very close of it.
In 1945, the world witnessed a remarkable exercise in statesmanship, with the decision to build a modern democracy in post-war Germany.
Great statesmanship is needed in Asia to build the proper kind of organization that can bring a Rule of Law and stability to the area.
Well, not only in statesmanship, not only in educational work, but in journalism, he has been prominent in the life of China.