middle ground


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middle ground

Something that people with differing opinions or views can agree upon; a compromise. More and more, it seems like people of differing views are unwilling to attempt to find a middle ground.
See also: ground, middle

middle ground

a position of compromise; a state of thinking where two opposing parties can discuss an issue politely and productively. If we could only reach a middle ground on this issue, things wouldn't be so confrontational.
See also: ground, middle
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After articulating the two Variabilism options on abortion, she writes: 'I believe that the two main claims just articulated--that early abortion is ordinarily permissible and late abortion ordinarily wrong--represents important middle ground on abortion' (161).
As one source pointed out: "There's the middle-ground milk market, where the bulk of the players are honest and professional--and there's the Wild West middle ground market.
In an attempt to find some middle ground on this issue, I contacted an even-tempered friend in an open relationship and put the issue to him.
If a mill prefers a bigger or smaller chip than all of the other mills in a basin, chip suppliers must either change set ups according to the pulp mill they are shipping to, or the supplier must hit a middle ground in set up that is not truly optimal to either mill.
If there is a middle ground between the author's assurance that "this is not a textbook" and general informative entertainment, then Lyall Watson has staked it out.
Practicing the art of medicine, Avorn points out, entails finding the middle ground between a drug's benefits and its occasional downfalls.
Finally, there likely will be a middle ground of elderly applicants whose status has not been sufficiently determined by traditional underwriting tools.
To some extent, a middle ground is found in the interviews he gathered in Hollywood, where highly successful movers and shakers such as actor Morgan Freeman and director John Singleton bemoan the lack of a black studio or their in ability to "greenlight" a project.
There are also those who search for a middle ground to maintain unity within the Body of Christ and we should thank God for that.
Crane's innovative formulation of nineteenth-century middle-class women's "alternative dress" as a middle ground between oppositional and dominant fashion is a significant rethinking of gendered fashion in this period.
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The concept is offered as a middle ground between the pure market determination of services and the complete welfare state.
Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham opened their Tokyo office in 1990, winning attention for temporary and short-lived projects that occupied middle ground between architecture and environmental art, and have since graduated to larger commissions.
Until now, there was no middle ground for document transformations between a general-purpose, low-level language that required lengthy development of complex algorithms and a high-level, but inflexible approach.
Such a middle ground will become increasingly necessary as technology progresses, so we should be thinking about it now.
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