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Definition of "statesmanship" [states•man•ship]

  • The craft or skill of being a statesman, of leading a government well. (noun)

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Use "statesmanship" in a sentence
  • "The statesmanship of 1850 (profound and patriotic, as alas! it is to be feared, too much of what we call statesmanship to-day is not) has been outgrown."
  • "We know too little of such matters to dogmatize about them; after all the experience and wisdom of the past, what we call statesmanship is but a complicated, difficult, and uncertain experiment."
  • "But, of course, diplomacy and statesmanship is something Republicans wouldn't know anything about."