But undramatically, mundanely, and pragmatically, Obama will get his legislation.
Then, as president, he followed thorough, pragmatically but resolutely.
And in his characteristic way he faced it pragmatically and without fear.
We believe that they can be humanitarian leaders, both symbolically and pragmatically.
pragmatically, then, the abstract word 'design' is a blank cartridge.
I settled the dispute by pragmatically distinguishing the senses.
"You are always so pragmatically and priggishly correct," she said.
She could see no meaning in treating as 'not true' a notion that was pragmatically so successful.
In each of these pragmatically determined instances, history started escaping the prison of literacy.
The only way to get forward with our notion is to treat it pragmatically.
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.