realistic attitude

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This realistic attitude will put Obama at odds with those who back his earlier tough position on Al Assad in both the US and abroad, but it follows on a recent statement by US Secretary John Kerry, in which he sought to square the circle by agreeing that Al Assad must go, but by being deliberately vague on when that would be required.
Appreciating the policy of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with reference to Kashmir, Saleem Gilani termed same as bold and called upon India to give away harsh stance and adopt realistic attitude to save South Asia from atomic war.
Taking a more realistic attitude to goals will make them achievable.
They're waking up and smelling the coffee and taking a realistic attitude.
Poor Coleen Rooney would have done well to adopt my realistic attitude before packing.
Getafe head goach Luis Garcia said he has a realistic attitude about his club's chances Sunday.
Louis Donaldson of agents Naylors said: "There is only one suite now available, the recently vacated top floor (1,761 sq ft) and with RO Properties realistic attitude towards lettings and the quality of the space we hope to have a tenant soon.
Currently, there seems little sign that pay pressures will translate into industrial relations problems as employers and employees in North Wales continue to adopt a realistic attitude towards the economic situation in which we find ourselves.
So far, notwithstanding a huge election turnout, pessimism seems the more realistic attitude.
This realistic attitude is promising for the longevity of the industry, and we expect that it will drive the types of purchases shoppers will make during the 2011 holiday season.
The July survey of nearly 3,400 households suggests "a more realistic attitude about homeowner-ship is emerging," Duncan says.
While Ozawa favors more stimulus spending, the 63-year-old premier has taken a somewhat realistic attitude toward the generous pledges, pointing to the need to review them in the event of fiscal shortfalls.