During most of the 20th century these two great countries enjoyed generally cordial and constructive relations.
So that they can return and approach the world—and approach women—with constructive confidence and calm.
The best course for the party is benign, constructive neglect; and the party can afford to adopt this course.
IAEA chief Yukiya Amano said in the statement: “We engaged in a constructive spirit, but no agreement was reached.”
Graves would be a great addition to Congress, committed to constructive problem-solving from day one.
His reply was that in so far as they were at all constructive, they consisted mostly of exploded heresies of the first century.
It was in this mood of mind that I became a constructive microscopist.
Suppose the mental energy left in Europe after the war is insufficient for such a constructive feat as this.
He was of a constructive rather than a destructive turn of mind.
Experience with the new legislation so far has clearly demonstrated its constructive nature.
early 15c., "derived by interpretation," from Middle French constructif or from Medieval Latin constructivus, from Latin construct-, past participle stem of construere "to heap up" (see construction). Meaning "pertaining to construction" is from 1817; "having the quality of constructing" is from 1841. Related: Constructively. Constructive criticism is attested by 1841.