• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Diplomatism Diplomacy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The hardest crossword puzzles according to experts appear in two British papers: "The London Times" and "Observer." Only few readers can complete these and it takes them 2 to 3 hours. The record time for completing a "Times" puzzle was an incredible 3 minutes and 45 seconds by a British diplomat named Roy Dean in 1970.
    • n diplomatism Diplomatic action or practice; something characteristic of diplomacy.
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  • Di Cavour
    Di Cavour
    “I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.”
  • Robert Frost
    “A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.”
  • Charles De Gaulle
    “Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop.”
  • Carl Rowan
    Carl Rowan
    “My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.”
  • Caskie Stinnett
    Caskie Stinnett
    “A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages.”


In literature:

Diplomatic failure, without war, would probably produce a more Liberal regime, without revolution.
"The Problem of China" by Bertrand Russell
The diplomats had a separate entrance (a novelty) from the garden side.
"The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912" by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
See for yourself if my plan is not diplomatic and feasible, and involves no surrender of pride.
"V. V.'s Eyes" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
Invitations to the court festivities are given only to those persons presented in the diplomatic circle.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 30. September, 1873" by Various
It only speaks diplomatically, maybe.
"The End Of The World" by Edward Eggleston
But he was a diplomatic child.
"Mr. Britling Sees It Through" by H. G. Wells
I am a very diplomatic liar.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
But, in truth, the reasons are diplomatic, not military, and need not be detailed here.
"The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)" by John Holland Rose
Thus ended one of the most extraordinary diplomatic negotiations ever undertaken in Peking.
"The Fight For The Republic in China" by Bertram Lenox Putnam Weale
I had had some three or four years' semi-diplomatic training when I first met Calhoun and entered his service as assistant.
"54-40 or Fight" by Emerson Hough

In poetry:

And there's a trait that's glorious,
In diplomatic art,
'Tis making right so odious
That wrong seems "pure of heart."
"Hiland-Buckingham" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Its brow, half martial, and half diplomatic,
Its eye, upsoaring like an eagle's wings;
Well might he boast that we, the Democratic,
Outrival Europe, even in our Kings!
"Red Jacket" by Fitz-Greene Halleck
Curse me the fiddling, twiddling diplomats,
Haggling here, plotting and hatching there,
Who make the kind world but their game of cards,
Till millions die at turning of a hair.
"A Curse For Kings" by Vachel Lindsay
We are with France--not by the ties
Of treaties made with tongue in cheek,
The ancient diplomatic lies,
The paper promises that seek
To hide the long maturing guile,
Planning destruction with a smile.
"We Are With France" by Richard Le Gallienne
And you think a wounded hero may hereafter count as zero,
And that every desperate Nero rules the cities which he burns;
That a wild steed caught and snaffled means a nation wholly baffled,
And its future may be raffled in your diplomatic urns!
"Aspromonte" by Alfred Austin

In news:

China and Japan Hit a Diplomatic Deep Freeze Over Arrest of Trawler Captain.
Independent Diplomat helps clients navigate corridors of power in Brussels, Washington and New York.
Independent Diplomat works with clients such as Kosovo on strategies for making themselves heard in diplomatic circles.
Terence Smith reports on Secretary of State Colin Powell's diplomatic mission in the Middle East.
Obama says Israel and the US hope to solve to Iran nuke issue diplomatically .
INTERVIEWS See the Black Keys Diplomatically Explain Their No-Streaming Policy.
WikiLeaks "Helps No One, But Hurts Diplomatically ".
Hilary Clinton Explains How to Order Takeout Diplomatically .
Denver's new police chief a disciplinarian and diplomat.
Foreign policy journals in the front window beckon politicos and diplomats.
Discreet vs discrete – To be discreet is to be careful or diplomatic.
Tehran Diplomats Challenge Support of Regional Ally Assad, Raising Rare Public Questions on Iranian Policy.
A leaked US diplomatic cable shows that Arizona Republican Senator John McCain promised to help Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi obtain US military hardware in 2009.
The Queasy Side of Theodore Roosevelt's Diplomatic Voyage.
I have a 40-foot Monaco Diplomat with a 2,000-watt inverter.

In science:

Due to this difficulty, it has not become popular, however it is still routinely used in diplomatic secure communication.
A simple unbreakable code
That is why Vernam cipher is still in use today for military and diplomatic communications when security is of utmost important.
Learning by Test-infecting Symmetric Ciphers