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Diplomacy informal or unofficial
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In conversation, he was a master of the elegant put-down, the compliment with the hidden sting: "If his conversation was for sale, I should ruin myself," his friend Madame de Stael wrote, while about her officiousness he remarked: "She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintance into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
He is a fiercely independent person who hates officiousness and authority--especially when .
Two constables handcuffed his thin wrists to their own with a clumsy officiousness strangely ennobling to the boy who suddenly looked wild and defiant, as if he were a terrorist at that.
Let battle commence against such unnecessary officiousness.
officiousness meant that even if the United States managed to coerce Iraqis to defer to distinctive U.
For one thing, by establishing the transmission protocols, and securing testimonials of receptivity from the Congressional leadership, the project relieves the circuit judges from worrying that Congress will misinterpret as officiousness their good-faith efforts to call legislative attention to a possible statutory problem.
Here he carried his officiousness over, booking five players in the first half in a bout of yellow fever never really merited.
Among the widely varying issues covered by Broder are German ambivalence in confronting the Nazi era, German responses to Israel, the quality of the German Jewish community's leadership, German officiousness, the German peace movement and the Persian Gulf War of 1991, the aftermath of the revolution of 1989, life in communist East Germany and nostalgia for it, Schindler's List, life in Israel, and the Iraq War of 2001.
Genece's Roote, a big balloon of a man, is all officiousness and bluster upholding rules and morals that he appears to be making up on the spot.
He says "Warshington" for Washington and makes little jokes about the French, and about the officiousness of the bureaucrats who brief him.
Under director David Kessler--the embodiment of bureaucratic officiousness and sanctimony--the FDA began an authoritarian crackdown on doctors and other providers of nutritional supplements.
I go because you can pick up some good scoop on guns and gear--in the bar, after the Official Officiousness is over.