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diplomatic

adjective adept, artful, cautious in deallng, cunning, deft, dexterous, discreet, graceful, polite, politic, prudent, scheming, skillful in handling others, smoothly, strategic, tactful
Associated concepts: diplomatic immunity, diplomatic recognition, diplomatic relations, diplomatic status
See also: civil, discreet, judicious, politic, strategic, subtle, tactical
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But Bush said diplomacy takes time when dealing with a variety of partners ''so we're spending time diplomatically making sure that voice is unified.
We have taken it up diplomatically with the Chinese authorities.
Snow said Bush and Howard agreed on the need to keep pressure on North Korea until the nuclear issue is resolved diplomatically through the six-party talks.
South Korea has made all this progress -- political progress, economic progress and progress diplomatically -- and yet the North seems to be stuck in the Cold War,'' Lim said.
Despite appearing in the club's yearbook as Durham's 35, Thorp has since diplomatically reverted to 36.
When hacks later asked Clinton how the PM had got on, he diplomatically lied and said he'd done OK
Among the portions of the report the administration refuses to declassify are chapters dealing with two politically and diplomatically sensitive issues: the details of daily intelligence briefings given to Bush in the summer of 2001 and evidence pointing to Saudi government ties to Al Qaeda' reported Newsweek for June 2nd.
Mr Blair will say he is proud of the role Britain has played since September 11, both diplomatically, in building the alliance against international terrorism, and on the humanitarian front through the provision of aid to Afghanistan.
For example, although State's inspector general has repeatedly recommended selling the Bermuda facilities, other department officials insist Chelston was a gift from the Bermudian government, which would make selling the property diplomatically sensitive.
If we want changes in China to continue, we must remain engaged on all levels; diplomatically, commercially, culturally and socially.
Clinton's action may also have negative repercussions diplomatically.
McCartney diplomatically answered: "You are all my favourites.

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