the middle ground

the middle ground

something that two people or groups that are arguing can agree about The lawyer will then attempt to find the middle ground between the two parties.
See be caught in the middle
See also: ground, middle
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The Power of The Middle Ground gives you tips and exercises so you can instantly jumpstart troubled or stagnant relationships.
Here the middle ground thesis falters, and lacks the theoretical depth to treat a history where cross-cultural sexual encounters "ran the full gamut from the intimate and affecting to coercive and degrading" (p.
The main work involves the installation of wall jet grouting, excavation in the middle ground and making nails and anchors.
And as the subtitle portends, we are to find a middle ground on hard cases, but the middle ground Roberts finds is more political than metaphysical.
The middle ground, the moderates, must be allowed a voice.
Medina has now completed its 8m [pounds sterling] expansion and modernisation programme at the Watsons plant in Hampshire, has gained volumes and has taken on five main depots and 11 satellite depots from Dairy Crest in the north of England, changing the dynamics of the middle ground.
To ensure that the race stays competitive until the November general election, the Daily News is endorsing the candidates in each party who best represent the middle ground and, therefore, can best represent the people of California.
Two panels depicting elegantly charred stumps in studio settings flank the main image, a spacious colonnade of giant fir trunks made mysterious by a ghostly figure in the middle ground.
To control perspective, we must anchor the image with foreground content and then add layers of meaning, comparing the scale of our foreground information to the content in the middle ground and then to the background.
Practicing the art of medicine, Avorn points out, entails finding the middle ground between a drug's benefits and its occasional downfalls.
Conservative Judaism is seen as the middle ground between larger Reform Judaism, which allows gay people to serve as rabbis and blesses same-sex unions, and smaller and stricter Orthodox Judaism, which forbids homosexuality.
On abortion as it turns out, the middle ground is actually in the middle.
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.
20 1 advise readers that, by this emphasis, I do not intend to imply that the middle ground positions are definitively Islamic.
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