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soften one's stance (on someone or something)

Fig. to reduce the severity of one's position regarding someone or something. If he would soften his stance on the matter, I could easily become more cooperative.
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21) Seeing the tough stance of the government, Japanese firms understood that it would not "step out of line politically.
The delay stemmed from a dispute between the department and Munich Re over the German reinsurer's stance on participating in the International Commission on Holocaust-Era Insurance Claims.
A: Yes, but it was admittedly the stance of (Planning Commission Chairman) Joseph Rose.
The stances on gay issues of the major Christian churches in the U.
This instinctive stance was first documented in the 1920s based on observations of soldiers in combat.
The lower your center of gravity, the more stable your stance.
And where the mythic stance employs a fluid, dialectically open style, the satiric favors the "manly" and self-contained declamatory style.
At the time that Berninghausen's article was published, Schuman,Jones, and Josey were each a part of an activist movement within the library profession opposed to ALA's purist moral stance on intellectual freedom and its accompanying neutral account of the Library Bill of Rights.
The present intransigent stance, then, is merely the latest in a long series.
If it feels good, do it," is an example of a subjective ethical stance.
SAN CLEMENTE, California, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Stance announced that Rihanna has joined the brand as a contributing Creative Director and named as a Punk & Poet brand ambassador.
This month we'll continue that conversation by talking about how we can improve our hold by adopting just the right stance.
The NC official has affirmed, Tuesday, in press statements that the EU stance will not affect the National Dialogue, adding that these stances biased to the continuation of wars in Sudan and targeted the government leaderships .
Representatives of the international community reiterated the stance on refraining from violence during the protests.
She added that she rejected the offer based on her national stances which oppose any intervention in Syria's sovereignty, moreover, the program presenter is well known for her negative stance towards the crisis in Syria.