- I know I am recommending a pragmatic rather than a principled stand, but that is what national interest and foreign policy is all about.
- Thus his apparent liberality on this question rested on pragmatic considerations rather than on principle.
- They are doing the right thing for once, so I'm not going to knock them because their reasons are pragmatic rather than ideological.
- As a philosopher, he was known for offering a commonsense, pragmatic approach to those theoretical issues that he knew required clarity.
- But for all his intellectual gifts, his kingship was essentially pragmatic.
- The Democrats decided they needed a different, more pragmatic approach in order to win.
- Certain civil servants were advocating a more pragmatic approach to the situation, however.
- This leaves us with the realists, who come across as sensible, pragmatic moderates.
- The whirlwind tour was meant to humanize the low-cost leviathan so often depicted as self-serving and ruthlessly pragmatic.
- All pragmatic or practical considerations have been set aside: the only question at issue is whether his beliefs about the world are true.
- However, the spokesperson said the board would take a practical and pragmatic approach to prosecutions.
- The lesson has certainly helped me rethink my politics and become more pragmatic and realistic in terms of our own struggle.
- He was highly practical and would come up with pragmatic solutions on various issues.
- All three authors point out that as a composer Stravinsky was very pragmatic.
- Unfortunately, while it is eminently pragmatic, that doesn't mean that it's actually morally right.
- This policy was based on two pragmatic considerations, and no guerilla organisation would overlook these.
- But the decisions about whether or not to do them would be ruthlessly pragmatic: Would it work?
- He praised the practical and pragmatic approach of the college in developing a curriculum of courses designed to help students get on in the workplace.
- Or maybe he was never as pragmatic as I had given him credit for being.
- As I read history, most of the founders were sensible and pragmatic men rather than visionary idealists.
- Would not a semantically empty text, keeping only the pragmatic skeleton of a conventional letter, aptly embody the artificiality of such letters?
- This is how what linguists term pragmatic markers have arisen in languages worldwide.
- I discuss in relation to cross-cultural spoken and written data two such features, and argue that they may well lead to some form of pragmatic failure.
- On the contrary, syntax is indispensable for a pragmatic language and pragmatics is indispensable for a syntactic language.
- Furthermore, they generate the same pragmatic implicatures.