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Today's Anglo-American relationship is as much based on intelligence and defence cooperation as it is on diplomatic niceties or trade concerns. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Should we worry about the semantic niceties? Times, Sunday Times (2006)These may be the necessary niceties of realistic diplomacy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Consequently his grip on the constitutional niceties have been exposed as far from flawless. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Yet diplomatic niceties continued to be exchanged in public last week. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is no room for legal niceties in a war like this. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But we can still maintain a veneer of social niceties. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The ruling brought an end to diplomatic niceties. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She had little time for diplomatic niceties. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Since then there has been a warmth in their dealings that has gone beyond the normal diplomatic niceties. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then he ran a wildly popular purge of gangsters and corrupt policemen with death sentences and scant regard for legal niceties. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Pulling has always had a ferocious commitment to ripping back the veneer of social niceties in female friendships and romantic entanglements. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It has cast aside diplomatic niceties. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If an energy policy works, we shall not fret over constitutional niceties. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Black's plans do not appear to have been unduly cramped by any constitutional niceties. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)That's not going to happen until legal niceties are squared away. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When it came to sleeping arrangements, the social niceties of the day had to be observed. Times, Sunday Times (2007)No social niceties, just straight down to business. The Sun (2016)Such a view scarcely suggested much regard for diplomatic niceties, but there the matter rested. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)It was a world far from the Geneva conventions, let alone the modern international legal niceties. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
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