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External Affairs

plural noun
(Canadian) (formerly) the Canadian federal Foreign Affairs department
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  • Wrapped up in their schemes of domestic reform, they gave comparatively little attention to external affairs.

    A History of England Charles Oman
  • This trait will then express itself even in external affairs.

    The Way of Initiation Rudolf Steiner
  • It was easy to see that the final result would depend on the success of the Government in external affairs.

  • The eight years of Ibrahims reign, however, were not without some importance as regards the external affairs of the Empire.

  • They were both so much absorbed that they did not see anybody coming, nor indeed had any attention to spare for external affairs.

    Miss Marjoribanks Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
  • Outside India, the management of external affairs has been less successful.

  • Concerning the external affairs of this state we know nothing but a few general facts relative to the border wars with Carthage.

    A Manual of Ancient History A. H. L. (Arnold Hermann Ludwig) Heeren
  • He was likewise an energetic and skillful business man and represented the colony in its external affairs until his death in 1834.

    Our Foreigners Samuel P. Orth
  • It cannot therefore be asserted with truth that the external affairs of State are conducted by the democracy.

  • It cannot therefore be asserted, with truth, that the external affairs of state are conducted by the democracy.

    American Institutions and Their Influence Alexis de Tocqueville et al.

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