The statesmanlike qualities displayed on this occasion were unavailing to avert the storm of indignation conjured up by Crispi's opponents in connexion with a charge of bigamy not susceptible of legal proof.
He gave some proofs of statesmanlike ability, and his eloquence was repeatedly called into requisition to pacify the Parisians.
Nor did he combine great statesmanlike qualities with exceptional ability in the field.
Crispi was the only man of truly statesmanlike calibre in the ranks of the Left.
Such was Mirabeau's programme, from which he never diverged, but which was far too statesmanlike to be understood by the poor king, and far too positive regarding the altered condition of the monarchy to be palatable to the queen.