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Word: tact

Definition: skill or sensitivity in dealing with people without causing offence


Sentences Containing 'tact'

"He displayed tact and diplomacy in the interests of cricket, and wherever they went his colleagues were welcomed and liked."
All the while, romance is not involved, so these gentlemen must have their wits and tact about them.
Dr. Laws advised Sharpe to be cautious and to manage the transfer of power with tact and dignity.
During the Second World War, he was promoted to Major General. In April 1943, Foster was enlisted by Prime Minister Mackenzie King to serve as Commissioner of Defense Projects in Canada's northwest. King described him in his diary as "A very fine fellow with lots of tact. I think he will be an ideal man for the position; also an ex-President of the war veterans.
His views are presented scientifically in his "Evangelisch-protestantische Dogmatik" (1826; 6th edition, 1870), the value of which "lies partly in the full and judiciously chosen historical materials prefixed to each dogma, and partly in the skill, caution and tact with which the permanent religious significance of various dogmas is discussed" (Otto Pfleiderer).
In his moderator's year, he was much occupied throughout Scotland, reopening churches, introducing organs, and so on, showing everywhere unfailing tact, urbanity, and sincerity.
In the following year he was appointed by the Melbourne administration to the governorship of Jamaica, where the difficulties created by the recent passing of the Negro Emancipation Act had called for a high degree of tact and ability.
In the gubernatorial race he was excoriated as an unrepentant Democratic copperhead: Had he maintained his resolution to accept no political nomination, the memory of his attitude from 1860 to 1865 might have quite died; but the Democratic nomination and his speech of acceptance, in which, with surprising want of tact, he aired afresh his old hatred of the African and attacked the Southern Republicans, white and black, with a virulence which few Southern Democrats could equal … have brought it into strong prominence.
In this post his tact and diplomatic ability were put to a severe test in the preservation of harmony between the two dukes.
Never mind your having no enjoyment of women's society, nor understanding of it, nor tact for it.
She is the patron of TACT, the UK's largest fostering and adoption charity,and an Ambassador of both the charities Rays of Sunshine and the Princes' Trust. In summer 2012, she was made the Ambassador of the National Careers Service launching the service with Skills Minister John Hayes.
The offender needs pity, not wrath; those who must needs be corrected, should be treated with tact and gentleness; and one must be always ready to learn better.
The show seemed intended to capitalize on the audience of "", another DIC series by having a real-world teenager lead a team of video game heroes, but took the opposite tact by having the game characters come to the real world.
There is hardly any doubt that the remarkable success of this modest beginning was dependent upon the admirable personality of the late organizer, who recognized the individual features with unusual tact and acumen.
You've got to have some tact. Anybody can write, 'We'll put a boot in your ass' ...

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