noun, plural states·men.
Origin of statesman
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In Canning he found, or rather projected, “a genius, almost a universal one, an orator, a wit, a poet, a statesman.”Poet and Rake, Lord Byron Was Also an Interventionist With Brains and Savvy|Michael Weiss|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Statesman and savants, builders and even priests are their servants,” intoned Time.The Revolt Against the Masses and the Roots of Modern Liberalism|Fred Siegel|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet her call for a plebiscite smacks as much of political despair than a statesman's conviction.
Chinua Achebe, the Nigerian writer and statesman who changed African literature forever, has died at the age of 82.Chinua Achebe Dies: Beyond ‘Things Fall Apart,’ And His Best Books|The Daily Beast|March 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They remember “RN,” as they call him, as a statesman, a hero, a peacemaker.Richard Nixon’s 100th Birthday Draws Kissinger & Others to Schmaltzy Bash|Sandra McElwaine|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The statesman felt it; it put new vigor into the despatches he wrote and the measures he devised with regard to the slave-trade.The Personal Life Of David Livingstone|William Garden Blaikie
I met the Ohio statesman one morning at breakfast, after hearing him the night before.Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897|Elizabeth Cady Stanton
A statesman and not a politician, he soon abandoned political life for the more congenial one of a medical teacher.
The notion that the Book of Daniel could only have been written by a statesman or a consummate politician is mere fancy.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel|F. W. Farrar
It was a mystery to them to find in the same man the statesman and the hero.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson