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statesman

1. a political leader whose wisdom, integrity, etc., win great respect
2. a person active and influential in the formulation of high government policy, such as a cabinet member
3. a politician
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Carwyn Jones even tried to appear statesmanlike by praising "police officers, youth and community workers and council staff" for preventing the riots, even though the main thing which stopped the riots in Wales was that nobody rioted.
Professor Nano Ruzin writes for Utrinski vesnik that on Ilinden, we heard strong patriotic and populist messages of three Macedonian leaders who insisted on sounding statesmanlike.
In sharp contrast to the statesmanlike style of President Parvanov and the reformist enthusiasm of PM Stanishev, Petkov is well known for his hard-working, hard-drinking approach to politics," the diplomatic cable elaborates on the former Interior Head's personality.
He needs to be more statesmanlike and start acting like a proper Prime Minister - one who can be respected and looked up to.
But Gaza has proved one of the biggest tests yet of Ankara's ambitions - one that has allowed it to flex its newly developed regional muscle but has also exposed the limits of its influence, strained long-standing ties with Israel and shown how hard it is to maintain statesmanlike detachment under pressure of public opinion.
Meanwhile, whereas last week Tory leader David Cameron was adopting a statesmanlike position of backing the Government in the national interest, this week he has attacked them.
He appeared statesmanlike as the nation debated the rights and wrongs of the Iraq war, before and after the invasion.
My speech will be statesmanlike and forward-looking.
summit two weeks from now, but the preparatory diplomacy has been anything but statesmanlike.
Racecourse Holdings Trust is an embarrassment, inessential to the Club's fundamental role, and a statesmanlike transfer of its stewardship for the benefit of racing as a whole would be widely welcomed.
Since he took over day-to-day control of the foot and mouth epidemic, the PM has never looked more statesmanlike.
Mowat sees Howard's work as `the most statesmanlike contribution of anyone concerned with the strengthening of the leadership of the free world during the Cold War and for subsequent generations'.