Usage examples for statesmanlike

  1. Yet the speech, like other speeches and intercessions made at this epoch by de Boississe and by the regular French ambassador, du Maurier, was statesmanlike and reasonable. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1618 by John Lothrop Motley
  2. He was not a man of great statesmanlike ability, he was not a man of extensive or varied information, he was not a scholar, he was not an orator, he was not in the ordinary sense of the word a thinker, but he was a man who had, by a kind of philanthropic instinct, got hold of an idea which men of far greater intellect had not, up to his time, shown themselves able to grasp. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy
  3. We now recognize Durham as the man of statesmanlike foresight and genius who converted, at a great crisis, a Canada burning with internal hatred between race and sect, and the one common hatred of Imperial rule, into the Canada which we now know as one of the most peaceful, prosperous, and loyal parts of the British Empire. – A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume IV (of 4) by Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy
  4. His remarks on " Modern Dissent" showed how clear, how statesmanlike his judgment was. – Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley
  5. The principles and the interest of France, broadly conceived, make the existence of a powerful Union a statesmanlike European and world necessity. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  6. A friend writes: his letters are admirable as showing his statesmanlike and humane view of things, and his courage and patience under exasperating conditions. – Native Races and the War by Josephine Elizabeth Butler
  7. He had flowing white hair crowned with a fedora hat, and a smooth statesmanlike face which it cost the country twenty- five cents a day to shave. – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  8. I say that is a clear, statesmanlike and manly declaration of policy. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  9. The Commissioners took three years to consider the subject submitted to them; and, at the end of that time, made a report which, in the light of subsequent events, must be pronounced a statesmanlike document. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  10. In America it has always remained strictly within the political order, and perhaps with the considerable exception of the possibles share it may have had, along with Christian notions of the brotherhood of man, and statesmanlike notions of national prosperity, in leading to the abolition of slavery, it has brought forth no strong moral sentiment against the ethical and economic bases of any part of the social order. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  11. While I assumed a statesmanlike port, if only to gain a little time in which to cover my exposed position, my relation by marriage, with a daring which was certainly remarkable in one who is not by nature a thruster, took up the cudgels yet again. –  by
  12. Really statesmanlike things are done, inventions are made. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  13. But Viscount Memoir was very statesmanlike and spouted a sort of universal history. – The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli
  14. Here Pitt intervened with the statesmanlike remark: It will not save Europe. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  15. But once the necessity for a different attitude became apparent, the statesmanlike manner in which this was pressed must provoke admiration. – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
  16. Certainly this selection was statesmanlike but it could not be very popular. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  17. We should own they had never done the statesmanlike qualities of women justice. – Imaginary Interviews by W. D. Howells
  18. His lordship was little conversant with the history of proverbs, and would unquestionably have smiled on those " men of fashion" of another stamp, who, in the days of Elizabeth, James, and Charles, were great collectors of them; would appeal to them in their conversations, and enforce them in their learned or their statesmanlike correspondence. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  19. This at least would have been statesmanlike – A History of Freedom of Thought by John Bagnell Bury