• WordNet 3.6
    • adv diplomatically with diplomacy; in a diplomatic manner "he answered very diplomatically"
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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.
    • adv Diplomatically According to the rules of diplomacy; in the manner of a diplomatist; artfully.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • diplomatically According to the rules or art of diplomacy.
    • diplomatically Artfully; with or by good management. With reference to diplomatics; from the point of view of diplomatics.
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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.”
  • 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.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat.”


In literature:

Hal's disclaimer had sufficient diplomatic warmth to banish her displeasure.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
In no part of his diplomatic career has he better stage-managed the business than he did here.
"The Transvaal from Within" by J. P. Fitzpatrick
On their return to Florence, the ambassadors had to report a total diplomatic failure.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Have you any acquaintance with the diplomats in London?
"Charred Wood" by Myles Muredach
At that period of his life the idea of the Diplomatic Service as a career appealed to him.
"Fifth Avenue" by Arthur Bartlett Maurice
The diplomatic establishment in Europe will be reduced to three ministers.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
It is not till 938 that we hear of renewed diplomatic relations with China.
"Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Russia had now opened diplomatic relations with the Western kingdoms.
"A Short History of Russia" by Mary Platt Parmele
At the same time they gave genuine anxiety to European diplomats.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
But of diplomatic life.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"

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:

Watch This Video to See Chris Stevens, An Exemplary Diplomat, at Work.
Arafat's remains will be exhumed Nov 26, a Western diplomat said Monday, as investigators began determining how best to dig up the grave and extract samples.
In others, numerous diplomats were expelled .
At least 8 countries, including the US, France and Britain, have expelled Syrian diplomats as further details emerged about what happened in Houla.
"This gruesome incident could give real momentum to diplomatic efforts, but, so far, it's not had much effect," Shaikh said.
Gulf Arab Nations Recall Ambassadors From Syria, Expel Syrian Diplomats.
Egypt has decided to expel a senior Iraqi diplomat, giving him a week to leave the country.
The Bush administration has asked more than 60 countries to find and expel several hundred Iraqi diplomats that the C.I.A.
In other news Tuesday, Syria's Foreign Ministry announced it is expelling 17 US and European diplomats from Damascus.
In northern Darfur in recent days, the two factions of the Sudan Liberation Army have been fighting each other, battling for territorial dominance ahead of a peace deal, diplomats and aid officials said.
Israel is losing the diplomatic edge.
Diplomat Resigns, Protesting 'Our Fervent Pursuit of War'.
UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 — A career diplomat who has served in United States embassies from Tel Aviv to Casablanca to Yerevan resigned this week in protest against the country's policies on Iraq.
Kofi Annan and UN diplomats point fingers at one another as the Syrian crisis deepens CNN's Richard Roth reports.
Diplomat Ashley Greene Fielded Twilight Questions at DKNY.

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