Tactful sentence example
A tactful native minister, Sir Donald McLean, did the rest.
She was intelligent and tactful, a faithful wife, a devoted mother and a staunch friend.
In his long administration of his latter diocese he was most energetic, tactful and munificent.
Naturally tactful and considerate, he never put difficulties in the way of the responsible ministers.
Players are advised to be extremely tactful in this situation.Advertisement
He was really a very tactful young man indeed, in a natural sort of way.
He was that absent-minded crank, a grand seigneur husband who was in no one's way, and far from spoiling the high tone and general impression of the drawing room, he served, by the contrast he presented to her, as an advantageous background to his elegant and tactful wife.
Though he took his proper place in the ceremonies at Richard's coronation, he showed a tactful moderation by withdrawing for a time from any share in the government.
He listened carefully to our brief whilst being clear in the most tactful way about what he would advise.
His election proved a turning-point in the history of the country, which, under his beneficent and tactful guidance, became peaceful and prosperous and, in some respects, a model state.Advertisement
A difficulty with Venezuela, resulting in British and German co-operation to coerce that refractory republic, caused an explosion of antiGerman feeling in England and some restlessness in the United States, but the government brought the crisis to an end by tactful handling and by an ultimate recourse to arbitration.
We are too polite, preferring euphemisms or tactful skepticism.
When I was appointed a Six Preacher people were too tactful to specify to which category I belonged.
They should be able to provide competent and tactful care whilst supporting residents in maintaining and extending skills and self-care abilities.
The value of a tactful and efficient intermediary can hardly be over-estimated, and in the East a personal interview of a few minutes of ten results in the conclusion of some important matter which would otherwise require the exchange of a long and laborious correspondence.Advertisement
It means being prepared to be honest - yet tactful, polite - yet firm, assertive - not aggressive.
He's never threatening but he's not exactly tactful sometimes bless him.
Also, I believe in being tactful but truthful with friends.
Shrewd, wily, adroit, unfailingly tactful, an adept in all the arts of the politician, he is considered to have done more than any other one man, in the years immediately preceding the War of Independence, to mould and direct public opinion in his community.
The Bolshevik line was similarly uncompromising, but also tactful.Advertisement
Despite the tactful suggestions of local drinkers they are calling it William.
He 's never threatening but he 's not exactly tactful sometimes bless him.
When expressing your angry feelings always be tactful.
If you really can't provide a letter of recommendation for someone because the negative outweighs the positive, find a tactful way to say no, express regret and offer a suggestion as to who else might be a better alternative.
In the few tactful and charming lines of this brief note, the apostle sends him back to his master with a plea for kindly treatment.Advertisement
No epistle sheds more light on St Paul's character as a man - so mobile, so tactful, so tender and affectionate, and yet so statesmanlike and so commanding.
A tactful manner, in order to establish a good relationship with the site foreman, is important here.
The more tactful approach is to let your guests know about your registry indirectly.
At first the sharpness of the change was not fully apparent owing to the tactful choice of prefects made by the First Consul; but before long their very extensive powers were seen to form an important part of the new machinery of autocracy.
Nevertheless, not being a regicide, he was not appointed to be one of the five Directors to whom the control of public affairs was entrusted after the coup d'etat of Vendemiaire 1795; but, as before, his powers of judgment and of tactful debating soon carried him to the front in the council of Five Hundred.
At the congress of Erfurt, Daru had the privilege of being present at the interview between Goethe and Napoleon, and interposed tactful references to the works of the great poet.
Educated at the Accademia dei Nobili ecclesiastici at Rome, he was ordained priest in 1783, and in 1790 attracted favourable attention by a tactful sermon commemorative of the emperor Joseph II.
In demeanour he was quiet, reserved and tactful, but when occasion called for it he proved himself a brilliant orator.
While Dean was tactful enough not to mention it, it had, however, taken two weeks for Billie Wassermann to come home to port.
When, therefore, in August 1807, Gambier arrived in the Sound, and the English plenipotentiary Francis James Jackson, not perhaps the most tactful person that could have been chosen, hastened to Kiel to place the British demands before the crown prince, Frederick not only refused to negotiate, but ordered the Copenhagen authorities to put the city in the best state of defence possible.
His tactful and conciliatory diplomacy speedily won over the boyars, whom he persuaded to offer the Muscovite crown to the Polish crown prince, Wladislaus.
He had a quick eye for character, was genuinely amiable, uncontentious, tactful, masterful; and it may be assumed from his success that he was wary or shrewd to a degree.
Two distinctive nationalities, Belgian and Dutch, were tactful and conciliatory policy of the most consummate statesman of his time could unite those whom the whole trend of events was year by year putting farther asunder.
In her behavior to her mother Natasha seemed rough, but she was so sensitive and tactful that however she clasped her mother she always managed to do it without hurting her or making her feel uncomfortable or displeased.
Great Britain immediately demanded their release, and war for a time seemed imminent; but owing mainly to the tactful diplomacy of the prince consort, Lincoln acknowledged that the seizure of Mason and Slidell was a violation of the rights of Great Britain as a neutral, and on the 1st of January 1862 released the commissioners.