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This led to the security services opting for a pragmatic approach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But his allies insist he is an instinctive Eurosceptic who is simply taking a pragmatic approach. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A pragmatic approach beckons, which could succeed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then again, it's probably the most pragmatic approach to adolescence in an age of ubiquitous photography. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was a sensible and pragmatic solution. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is a particularly good pragmatic reason for maintaining the distinction when talking about diplomacy. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Washington is also showing a more pragmatic approach. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In matters of the landscape it is common and understandable that pragmatic views do not prevail. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Or a pragmatic solution to an expensive problem that has dogged homebuyers for decades? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The reasons are pragmatic as well as humanitarian. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The pragmatic approach notes that churches grow in different ways with different leaders and varying philosophies. Christianity Today (2000)He takes a similarly pragmatic view of taxing bank bonuses. Times, Sunday Times (2009)That was the law for constitutional as well as pragmatic reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The pragmatic approach is to let them get on with it. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Buyers will do well to take pragmatic view. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Sometimes there is a more pragmatic reason. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That it was a pragmatic approach designed to allow him to escape with his reputation intact. The Sun (2012)Britain has a pragmatic view of the world and of public health. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My parents lied to me for less pragmatic reasons. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In these circumstances the underwriter would take a pragmatic approach. Times, Sunday Times (2012)America leaps ahead with a more pragmatic approach to drugs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was something altogether more pragmatic than that - a worry that the party might be split. Times, Sunday Times (2009)On purely pragmatic grounds, it is very easy to arrange and to carry out. How to Face Interviews (1981)Until now they have been researched for more pragmatic solutions, such as sound barriers beside roads. Times, Sunday Times (2010)There are pragmatic reasons behind this selection, too. Times, Sunday Times (2008)In Brazil, the businessmen get together and work out the most pragmatic solution. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That is a short-term, pragmatic solution that would bring an awful lot more flights into the country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a pragmatic solution, rather than a wholesome one, but at least we know where we stand. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: pragmatic ADJECTIVE
A pragmatic way of dealing with something is based on practical considerations. A pragmatic person deals with things in a practical way.
She took a pragmatic look at her situation.
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