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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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There's a statesmanlike quality to McLeish and, like managers such as McInnes, Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon, five minutes in his company always leaves you feeling a little but better about yourself.
Some men buckle or cower, when cometh the hour, but some statesmanlike come to the fore.
Put your own house in order, Mr Cameron, by admitting that your real agenda is not deficit reduction, as the deficit is failing to come down any further due to botched welfare 'reforms' and the failure to build affordable housing, but selling off our public realm; and ask yourself if it is statesmanlike to put short term political advantage before the good of the people you govern.
Rizaov comments ironically that he is astonished when the president significantly, in a statesmanlike manner, is not discussing major issues because he does not miss his wise messages and speeches at all.
Statesmanlike phrases such as respecting territorial integrity fall easily from their lips.
According to the council s members, just this statesmanlike approach will enable, on the way towards European integration, to achieve the desired goals avoiding stoppage or closing down of industrial enterprises, non-payment of pensions and salaries, increasing of the unemployment level, misbalancing of life support systems and the most important confrontation in the society.
It marks a return to the more statesmanlike approach used by Presidents Rafsanjani and Khatami, but abandoned the past eight years by President Ahmadinejad.
Rahul Gandhi's statesmanlike qualities are evident from the way he is taking interest in land issues and every issue of the society and in the way Rahul Gandhi has the power to walk along with all the party leaders.
Typically of the man, however, his march to glory was executed more in the manner of a statesmanlike stroll than a headlong rush, and although the final margin of almost PS200,000 in his favour was one that could have swung either way in the final weeks, there was never any danger of this race between two of the gents of the European turf becoming anything other than a credit to the sport.
He expressed hope that the upcoming 24 hours would demonstrate how ministers behave responsibly and in a statesmanlike manner.
honors the precious constitutional privilege that we have to debate any issue and any idea of any stripe in the free marketplace of ideas in a healthy and statesmanlike manner.
The reform will include unpopular measures, it will not be easy, but we have the desire to implement it in a correct and statesmanlike manner," Pavlova stated.