middle ground


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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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The hard cases of abortion have been defined away by Variabilism, and we are left in a middle ground where '[t]he middle abortion thus represents an epistemic category, not a moral one' (152).
Where will a middle ground be found between such divergent, passionately held positions?
The status quo, in which there are no restrictions on abortion has somehow been defined as the moderate middle ground.
Thus, Wiggins seeks a middle ground between those scholars who see Donne as "an alienated radical aloof to profane matters and those who insist that he was quite the opposite, an ambitious conformist using poetry, as Jonson suggests, in order to crash the establishment" (1).
Based on the successful political strategies of Bill Clinton, and, as articulated by British Prime Minister Tony Blair and leading theoreticians such as Anthony Giddens, the Third Way offers a pragmatic approach to social policy and economic management which seek to find the middle ground between `old fashioned' social democracy and welfare liberalism on the one hand, and the radical individualism and dogmatic traditionalism of the right on the other.
In this case, I needed a project that would give my students the opportunity to apply their understanding of perspective, size change, overlapping, and foreground, middle ground, and background, while they created a three-dimensional composition.
The title falls into that middle ground between professional and consumer newsletters, and they decided to offer a charter subscription to the monthly at $39.
The board also had started the process of drafting legislation that would tread a middle ground between the two competing growth control measures.
By getting rid of the necessity to recall passwords, users no longer have to find a middle ground for security by utilizing passwords or by writing them down next to the keyboard.
20 1 advise readers that, by this emphasis, I do not intend to imply that the middle ground positions are definitively Islamic.
As a result, Munir says that "there is probably a middle ground, but getting there won't be easy.
The Service took a middle ground, treating the turbine, tower and pad as a facility.
Clinton picked him partly because he's skilled at finding middle ground.
The IRS has taken a middle ground on the issue of the deductibility of environmental expenses.
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