This is particularly true for younger voters, who now constitute the most dovish segment of the population.
If he chooses to take the plunge, he will likely find himself alone in the dovish end of the GOP pool.
No Israeli leader, even a dovish one, would ever dream of beginning negotiations by conceding his major bargaining card.
Even those who simply wished to reform the rabbinate lost out, as the dovish candidate, Rabbi David Stav, was soundly defeated.
We must get over this dovish thing, this lily-livered and feline urge to withdraw from battle.
No Republican presidential candidate in recent memory has won the nomination on a dovish or non-interventionist platform.
Peter Beinart explodes conventional wisdom—crediting Reagan's dovish side instead.
probably from Old English dufe- (found only in compounds), from Proto-Germanic *dubon (cf. Old Saxon duba, Old Norse dufa, Swedish duva, Middle Dutch duve, Dutch duif, Old High German tuba, German Taube, Gothic -dubo), perhaps related to words for "dive," in reference to its flight.
Originally applied to all pigeons, now mostly restricted to the turtle dove. A symbol of gentleness from early Christian times, also of the Holy Spirit (cf. Gen. viii:8-12), and of peace and deliverance from anxiety; political meaning "person who advocates peace" attested by 1917, from the Christian dove of peace.
past tense of dive (q.v.).
Tending to advocate peace over war; irenic: more and more room for dovish interpretations (1960s+)