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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpragmatismprag‧ma‧tis‧m /ˈpræɡmətɪzəm/ noun [uncountable]  SENSIBLEa way of dealing with problems in a sensible practical way instead of following a set of ideas a politician known for his pragmatismpragmatist noun [countable]
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pragmatismIn short, leaders attempt to bridge the gap between idealism and pragmatism.The pendulum has swung from silly dreaming to grinding pragmatism.Speaking as fellow politicians, they instead stressed his vision and his pragmatism.When state department analysts are asked for their opinions, however, pragmatism will probably trump ideology.Does the as-if strategy of pragmatism allow a better explanation?His attitude toward society is a guarded, somewhat pessimistic pragmatism.Mr Rafsanjani's pragmatism deserves pragmatic acceptance.Strauss' pragmatism has kept the company profitable.
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