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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Of course, there is a great expanse known as the middle ground that stretches between the poles of optimism and pessimism.
We now have the middle ground, which is a very plain proposition, which is just to implement the law on contractualization,' he said in a previous interview.
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.
The middle ground faded from historical memory in part because the images of the vanishing Indian and sturdy pioneer proved politically useful and commercially profitable.
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.
In the decade-long wake of Richard White's The Middle Ground, tales of cross-cultural negotiation and accommodation have Dominated.