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common ground

Collectively, shared ideas, interests, or beliefs, especially between people who often disagree. I was worried when my boyfriend and uncle started arguing over their different political views, but luckily they found common ground when discussing their favorite TV shows.
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common ground

Shared beliefs or interests, a foundation for mutual understanding. For example, The European Union is struggling to find common ground for establishing a single currency. [1920s]
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The league will decide whether the three points will be awarded to Zion, and whether Common Ground will have points deducted.
Quinn believes there are notable markets for all three: eTapestry, Common Ground and Raiser's Edge.
Elizabeth Street Common Ground has already provided a great example of the amazing impact that safe, quality, permanent housing and support can have on the lives of vulnerable people.
The common ground in an inquiry involves a kind of mutual agreement on the facts, on what is the case.
Successful relationships are almost always based on finding common ground, to the mutual benefit of the parties involved.
In the third presidential debate in October 2008, Obama pushed the issue further when he stated, "But there surely is some common ground when both those who believe in choice and those who are opposed to abortion can come together and say, 'We should try to prevent unintended pregnancies by providing appropriate education to our youth, communicating that sexuality is sacred .
GROUND-BREAKING: Kirklees Clr Robert Light (left) with Harry Gration at the Reaching Common Ground event (S)
What the Perrys are trying to create is literally a common ground by making sustainable design and construction cost effective and attractive to people who may not value as much environmental-friendly practices.
One needs to ask: Is there truly common ground on reducing the incidence of abortion if even moderate anti-abortion groups cannot step up to the plate and work for access to contraception?
In addition to Common Ground, secular organizations such as Emergency Communities, the People's Hurricane Relief Fund, and Four Directions have joined a multitude of small church groups in the region to provide services where government and big aid organizations fell short.
And perhaps we can give up the illusion that character education can bridge the gap between religious and non-religious schools, as if there were now a common ground for a single system.
Starhawk: I have been there a number of times this year, working with a group called Common Ground Relief, which has been doing a whole variety of different programs and projects and have basically been helping to bring back New Orleans.
It's up to moderates in both parties to seek common ground and to work collaboratively to represent the broad interests of all Californians.
Find a way to connect with the players (find a common ground with each).