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  • n. Plural form of statesman.


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  • The next time you hear some statesmen from the business community complaining that American companies can't compete internationally because of our highest-in-the-world 35 percent corporate tax rate, think of Google.

    Missing voice on corporate tax reform: Corporations

  • Reproaching them for acting like politicians instead of statesmen is rather like getting mad at your car for not flying.

    Mark Olmsted: The Fool's Game of Anti-Incumbency

  • Clarity, directness, and full integration of purpose are qualities laudable in statesmen and the journalists who report on them.

    Letters to the Editor

  • As all true and sincere Latin American statesmen, Bolivar also placed great importance on the matter of integration.

    Castro Calls Presidential Summit `A Joke'

  • Secretary General, and a number of Latin American statesmen attending


  • Peace Price to statesmen from the troubled and sadly devastated

    The Nobel Peace Prize 1978 - Presentation Speech

  • What Americans commonly criticize in English statesmen, namely, that they habitually evade all arguments based on natural right, and defend every legal wrong on the ground that it works well in practice, is the precise characteristic of our habitual view of woman.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 16, February, 1859

  • One conclusion, indeed, which has been expressed by prominent statesmen is that we should abandon the whole attempt to make a reality of the collective system.

    Arthur Henderson - Nobel Lecture

  • The other day I was talking to a distinguished Liberal statesman whoa like many Liberal statesmen, is rather contemptuous of those simple human relations and he said to me with some bitterness that the attitude of the Labour party towards the throne was not merely royalist, it was Jacobite, but I personally see very little harm in that.

    Some New Elements in British Politics

  • In Britain statesmen in both parties thought the separation of Canada inevitable.

    America's Greatest Achievement


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