noun, plural states·men.
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Origin of statesman
usage note for statesman
OTHER WORDS FROM statesmanstates·man·like, states·man·ly, adjectivesu·per·states·man, noun, plural su·per·states·men.un·states·man·like, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for statesmanlike
“Surely those who wish to be seen as a state will act in a statesmanlike way by showing mercy and providing clemency,” she said.
Giving Clinton what Hope calls “a statesmanlike quality,” those four years rounded out her achievements.Hillary Clinton 2016? Women Look Ahead To ‘History In the Making’|Paul Alexander|January 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Attack ads boosting Dr. Paul Now Gingrich is above it all Too statesmanlike to vent his spleen?
His conduct has been measured and statesmanlike and his rhetoric inspiring.
Then followed an intelligent abstract of the bills he was to introduce—the results of a progressive and statesmanlike brain.Mr. Crewe's Career, Complete|Winston Churchill
Boisgelin, Archbishop of Aix, proposed a practical and statesmanlike arrangement.Lectures on the French Revolution|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Almost every one whom I see thinks as I do about your speech, and regards it as eloquent, statesmanlike, and timely.Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 7 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
His friends tell us it is a statesmanlike speech—very statesmanlike.Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 3 (of 3)|Theodore Parker
This was a wise and statesmanlike attitude and was shared by Adams in London.Great Britain and the American Civil War|Ephraim Douglass Adams