Example sentences for: diplomacy

How can you use “diplomacy” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Governed by the great bendahara Mutahir with more diplomacy than military force, the sultanate asserted its supremacy over the whole Malay peninsula (except for the northernmost Thai-held Patani region) and across the Melaka Straits to the east coast of Sumatra.

  • Kofi Annan's successful diplomacy in Baghdad failed to convince many newspapers abroad that the threat of war had been lifted, and pressure on the United States to back down continued across Europe and the Middle East.

  • Diplomacy and Disruption

  • "This is what happens when you subcontract American foreign policy," says Kate O'Beirne ( Capital Gang ). The United States is now "hostage to the secretary-general," says George Will ( This Week ). Fringe artist John McLaughlin complains on his show that the United States is still "frozen into a military response" to the crisis, when the proper response should be more diplomacy.

  • Nor can the Kosovo campaign be called "Albright's war," even though it was the utter failure of her attempted diplomacy at Rambouillet (along with the failure of her one-time rival Richard Holbrooke in Belgrade) that helped to precipitate the current conflict.


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