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ad ven chuh ri zuhm

  • n  recklessness in politics or foreign affairs

  • American conservatism is now associated with wasteful spending, military adventurism and ideological conformity.
  • Soviet "adventurism" in Southeast Asia had to be stopped, Deng said, and he was calculating (correctly, it turned out) that Moscow would not intervene in a limited border war .
  • The country could be managed in two different ways, he argued: by adventurism, instability, grandstanding, heroic sloganeering, illusions, superficiality and a disregard for law .
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  • Loran Smith: Hoping that Tereshinki’s legacy lives
    The legend of former University of Georgia tight end Joe Tereshinski will linger for those with affection for the grant-in-aid system, which made college football what it is today. Tereshinski’s story was one of old-world adventurism coupled with opportunity, but it was like others. Between two world wars and beyond, generation after generation in America realized the son could make for a better ...
    June 26, 2013 - The Dalton Daily Citizen

  • Kazem Jalali in Forbes
    Iran is not after adventurism,said Kazem Jalali, the spokesman of parliament's committee on foreign policy and national security, insisting his country does not want "to make the situation more complicated."
  • Dmitry Medvedev in
    Our victory over fascism is a great example and a great lesson to all nations, a lesson which is still topical today when, again and again, people appear who indulge in military adventurism,Medvedev said from a podium front of the tomb of...
  • Ma Ying-jeou in TIME
    We want to rebuild mutual confidence between the United States, which has been badly damaged as a result of what I called 'diplomatic adventurism' on the part of the current administration,Ma said. "That period is really in the past."

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