• WordNet 3.6
    • n diplomat an official engaged in international negotiations
    • n diplomat a person who deals tactfully with others
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • 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 Diplomat A diplomatist.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n diplomat One who is employed or skilled in diplomacy; a diplomatist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Diplomat one skilled in diplomacy
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  • Charles De Gaulle
    “Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop.”
  • David Lloyd George
    “Diplomats were invented simply to waste time.”
  • 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.”
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    “When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat.”
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    “A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. diplomate,


In literature:

Be very diplomatic, Arline.
"Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
He is of the stuff diplomats are fashioned of.
"Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Full diplomatic powers, and if necessary I shall restrain Ferdie by the collar.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
But the axe is not a diplomatic weapon.
"Albert Gallatin" by John Austin Stevens
In 1731 his powerful protection secured him the appointment of diplomatic resident in London.
"A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections" by Isabel Florence Hapgood
This time, Nansal knew better; they went right on developing their fleet while the diplomats of Sator argued.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
In most instances, however, the maintenance of diplomatic representatives abroad has long since been discontinued.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
It was the diplomatic labyrinth of the passing hour through which the statesmen of the coalition had to thread their way.
"The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by John Morley
Such were the perils of the diplomatic service of the colonies in those days.
"Benjamin Franklin" by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
Even those whose nerves were most overwrought by the long-drawn-out negotiations, admitted that it was a diplomatic victory.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour

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:

Violent protests against an anti-Islam film continued to shake the security of American diplomatic.
Few diplomatic marriages are as hopelessly knotted -- or emotionally fraught -- as the one between Saudi Arabia and the United States.
Leader of a spy ring for the British during World War I, he became a diplomat, influencing negotiations for a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
Go to main page Programs Prime Time Russia News New foreign policy body to liven up Russia's diplomatic core.
The president said he hoped for a diplomatic solution over Tehran's suspected nuclear weapons program, but he reiterated that no option has been ruled out.
The Diplomat Condominium Resort is a twin two story building astretching almost 500 ft along the shore of Longboat Key Florida.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb urges killing of more US diplomats in North Africa.
Did Angelina Jolie raid her Maleficent costume closet for her latest diplomatic mission.
President Bush today announced his intention to nominate a veteran diplomat to be Ambassador to Nicaragua.
Ten months after the expulsion of the American ambassador here froze diplomatic relations between the United States and Nicaragua, the two countries have quietly resumed granting visas for diplomatic personnel.
Mexico and Venezuela plan to resume oil shipments to Nicaragua that were suspended two years ago, according to Mexican Government officials and Latin American diplomats here.
The story is told of the French diplomat in the bad days of the Cold War who was approached by a Soviet agent and shown pictures of himself having sex with a woman most definitely not his wife.
Smoking Diplomat Causes Midair Bomb Scare.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Monday that American diplomatic and economic efforts to halt Iran's nuclear program need more time, rebuffing Israel's call for military force .
Belarus orders closure of Swedish embassy to Minks, expels all diplomats.

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