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prag muh tist

  • n  an adherent of philosophical pragmatism
  • n  a person who takes a practical approach to problems and is concerned primarily with the success or failure of her actions

  • Though he insisted that he had been a socialist for 20 years and intended to remain one for 20 more, in fact, he was a tough-minded pragmatist who openly advocated cooperation with .
  • She brings with her a lawyer's ability to marshal arguments, a pragmatist's skill at negotiating agreements and a natural leader's knack for making herself heard.
  • Putin is, above all, a pragmatist, and has cobbled together a systemnot unlike China'sthat embraces the free market (albeit with a heavy dose of corruption) but relies on a .
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  • Let Gold Do Its Job!
    [A recent commentary here, Pass Line Bettors Finally Seven Out , drew a spirited response that included the post below. It is from Robert Moore , a forum regular and gold bull whose online profile describes him as “the obvious Pragmatist.”
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  • Gregory Itzin in BusinessWeek
    I'm a little more of a pragmatist, a realist,said Itzin, meaning his presidential alter ego. "President Taylor needs somebody to whisper in her ear and take her to the dark side, because she's such a good person. She's such a straight...
  • Joe Biden in Kansas City Star
    In a joint appearance with Obama 12 hours after Obama announced that Biden was his choice for vice president, Biden called Obama an inspiration to millions with "steel in his spine" and "a clear-eyed pragmatist who will get the job done."
  • Bill Richardson in Forbes
    Asked why he doesn't support a nuclear-free world like former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and other Cold War leaders have promoted, Richardson replied, "I'm a pragmatist."

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