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Definition considerate of others' concerns — often in a political context
  • cannot be arrested because he enjoys diplomatic immunity
  • Despite his outrage, he managed a diplomatic reply.
  • ...there's always an argument in international diplomatic circles that it's better to be involved than not to be involved, and there's at least a minimal element of validity to that, but the far greater risk consisted of giving this court any institutional validity at all...
    John R. Bolton  --  American Justice and the International Criminal Court  --,filter.all/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • At the top, of course, the United States is the only superpower with preeminence in every domain of power: economic, military, diplomatic, ideological, technological, and cultural.
    Samuel P. Huntington  --  Global Perspectives on War and Peace  --,filter.all/pub_detail.asp (retrieved 06/29/06)
  • Accordingly, the negotiation was protracted with true diplomatic skill.
    Irving, Washington  --  Astoria or Anecdotes  of an enterprise beyond the Rocky Mountains
  • You are not fit for diplomatic work...
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Arrow of Gold
  • Entered the diplomatic service on leaving college, and served as junior attache at Vienna.
    Oppenheim, E. Phillips  --  The Yellow Crayon
  • Prince Andrew stayed at Brunn with Bilibin, a Russian acquaintance of his in the diplomatic service.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • These advisers were always drawn from the literary class, and their duties appear to have been chiefly administrative and diplomatic.
    Cranmer-Byng, L.  --  A Lute of Jade
  • I'll send a few volumes with the next diplomatic party."
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • Besides, when you get to Camp Half-Blood, you'll need somebody with connections and diplomatic skills to keep the Greeks from attacking you.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • "He ought to be glad to get you,' said the secretary diplomatically.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • He tried again and again to enter the diplomatic service, but failed.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • Then trumpets and drums, a diplomatic flourish.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • "So diplomatic," he said.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • You tried the diplomatic approach.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Consuls are not strictly diplomatic, but they are the public agents of their nations.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • If there were any skills he needed now, they were diplomatic ones.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Trying to visualize a diplomatic resolution?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • On the other hand, 1 would feel personally disgraced by diplomatic cooperation, even on a one-time ad hoc basis, between my own country and Austria.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain

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