A panel on the ancient Indian epic The Mahabharata (in which I participated) studied the pragmatic morality of this living text.
It was a declaration of independence from the professional left and a statement of principle from a pragmatic progressive.
He likes to focus on small companies and local business; he is clearly conservative but pragmatic.
Because this pragmatic nationalism should not at all infringe on their rights to live in safety and dignity.
Minnesotans have a reputation for being sober-minded, pragmatic Midwesterners.
This associated the function of dissemination through language to the function of validation in the pragmatic context.
There will be no right or wrong answer that is not proven so by the pragmatic instance.
Is there an Absolute in the realm of humor, or must our jokes be judged solely by the pragmatic test?
The pragmatic thought is, nevertheless, inherent in any sign process.
Dynamic tensions between scale and the elements defining the underlying structure lead to changes in the pragmatic framework.
1610s, "meddlesome, impertinently busy," short for earlier pragmatical, or else from Middle French pragmatique (15c.), from Latin pragmaticus "skilled in business or law," from Greek pragmatikos "fit for business, active, business-like; systematic," from pragma (genitive pragmatos) "a deed, act; that which has been done; a thing, matter, affair," especially an important one; also a euphemism for something bad or disgraceful; in plural, "circumstances, affairs" (public or private), often in a bad sense, "trouble," literally "a thing done," from stem of prassein/prattein "to do, act, perform" (see practical). Meaning "matter-of-fact" is from 1853. In some later senses from German pragmatisch.