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prag muh ti zuhm

  • n  (philosophy) the doctrine that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge and meaning and value
  • n  the attribute of accepting the facts of life and favoring practicality and literal truth

  • Israel's Prime Minister is on his way to Washington with a newfound reputation for pragmatism.
  • Can McCain, 69, juggle what he sees as a problem-solving, independent pragmatism rooted in conservative philosophy with what others see as expediency and pandering?.
  • And because of their self-interested, apolitical pragmatism, they could turn out to be the salvation of the ruling Communist Party so long as it keeps delivering the economic .
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  • Tehran's 'action man' mayor vies for Iran presidency
    By Marcus George DUBAI (Reuters) - If you asked anyone in Tehran whether there was anyone running in Friday's presidential election able to make Iran a better place to live after years of crisis, they would probably cite their dynamic modernizing mayor, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. But Qalibaf's chances will hinge on whether his blend of conservatism and pragmatism can garner the trust of a clerical ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • It Will Take More Than Two Candidates to Change Iran
    Iran's presidential election is again inviting speculation about which candidate can nudge the Islamic Republic toward moderation and pragmatism.
    June 6, 2013 - Foreign Relations

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