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[steyts-muh n-ship] /ˈsteɪts mənˌʃɪp/
the ability, qualifications, or practice of a statesman; wisdom and skill in the management of public affairs.
Origin of statesmanship
1755-65; statesman + -ship Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To us, a settlement has been precious as one of our finest cards in the statesmanship game of the future.
  • As a result, the basic mechanics of the electoral process act to harden ideology and to punish statesmanship.
  • Of course, such a reorientation will require statesmanship as well as public pressure.
  • What has been the practical statesmanship which comes from your ideals and your sentimentalities.
  • Sometimes it was on a question of real constructive statesmanship.
  • statesmanship not only requires a knowledge of the principles that control human beings, but it also requires moral courage.
  • Right now, many of them value money and celebrity and ratings, not statesmanship or good policy.
  • In the absence of statesmanship, the chances are that only a crisis in the bond markets will provide the necessary impetus.
  • And then invest the savings in statesmanship and diplomacy.
  • Corruption and nepotism: politicians are not civil servant any more with a vision for the future, no statesmanship.

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