In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1diplomáticoleaving the meeting was hardly politic — que se fuera de la reunión fue muy poco diplomático
- it would not be politic to refuse — no sería prudente / diplomático negarnos
- it would be politic to follow their advice — te convendría seguir sus consejos
- Even if we could persuade every single theatrical liberal that it is in the best interest of the liberal agenda to behave in a more politic way, it would not make one bit of difference.
- The all too visible wire that allows it to stand, if not to fly like Mary Martin, is, of course, theism, boldly asserted or watered down as deemed politic for various audiences.
- It is not uncommon for such types to feel impelled to state their vision of the truth boldly and uncompromisingly in circumstances where it would be more tactful and more politic to keep silent.
- It is probably not politic to admit it, but if you are my friend you can get me to do a whole range of things outside my zone of ethical comfort just by applying enough emotional pressure.
- The descent of property of every kind therefore to all the children, or to all the brothers and sisters, or other relations in equal degree, is a politic measure and a practicable one.
- She was just a little offended by the implications in his words and was suddenly bored with his arrogance and decided to get rid all the noble-sounding, diplomatic and politic speeches.
- Foreign dignitaries found it politic to stay away.
- But these insurgent parties often quickly backslid on their founding principles when it became politic to do so.
- And very smart and very politic, she was clad in white as sailors who were lining the deck - they were holding California flags and symbolizing their new home.
- They get nothing but applause from me on that score, but I do wish they would tackle Europe, and other issues, with a little more honesty than they seem to believe is politic.
- Europeans need to remember that in many important ways they are playing catch-up to America, and that it might be more politic not to repeatedly claim to be wiser and more mature than everybody else.
- And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic?
- Affecting someone's conscience by grace and restraint does not mean rolling over and playing dead, muttering meaningless politically correct platitudes, or remaining silent as many find it politic to do.
- It would not have been politic to say ‘no’ to Celtic and Rangers, far better to allow for the possibility but in the context of more far-reaching changes that will not be tolerated by any of the four associations.
- His second teacher was infamous - a man with an orderly, capacious, avaricious mind, who dealt in systems and series, though was not so politic as he might have been.
- So you have to become more politic, which is quite difficult for me.
- It is the metaphoric link between the melodramatic and the politic that America does so well yet, inevitably, gets so wrong.
- Knowing Chris's sensitivity to criticism and the power he wields, it seems politic not to have this on videotape.
- But you'd understand if they thought it politic to pass.
- It doesn't seem politic to ask the police whether they habitually patrol rap gigs wearing black SWAT-style jumpsuits and armed with machine guns.
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