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prag ma ti kuh lee

  • r  in a realistic manner
    we want to build a democratic society, but we must act pragmatically

  • The mothers resist the infanticide until the struggle looks hopeless, then pragmatically present themselves to the new ruler for copulation.
  • They realize that on a variety of controversies--abortion, affirmative action, religion in public life--there are legitimate values that compete and must be pragmatically balanced.
  • Someone who has shown that, on this issue, he can work pragmatically across party lines.

  • Richard Lugar in Washington Post
    But Lugar said Congress approached the Chrysler loans "pragmatically _ that there would need to be substantial changes in the offerings by Chrysler, likewise substantial changes in the labor agreement with the UAW."
  • Bill Walsh in USA Today
    I'm positive, but not evangelistic,Walsh said. "I'm pragmatically doing everything my physicians recommend, and I'm working my way through it. I always felt I'll accept my fate as it unfolds. I have no regrets and, when it was...
  • Lee Kuan Yew in International Herald Tribune
    I think we pragmatically adjust, carry our people ...... don't upset them and suddenly upset their sense of propriety and right and wrong,Lee told a group of young activists from the ruling People's Action Party, according to the paper....

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