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- n. alternative spelling of tightrope.
“Generally speaking honesty is more important they desperately trying to walk a tight-rope between being ‘edgy’ enough for your core audience but “politely correct” enough to not start any controversies you cannot gain from.”
“For example, “But when the circus comes to Omaha, and Mary meets tight-rope walker George Maserati, she risks an anxiety attack for the chance of finding love.””
“It is an interesting tight-rope to walk: You want to provide opportunity and encouragement, but not push or force-feed it to them.”
“Stephenson navigated this tight-rope by managing to balance exposition with some vestigial plot and characterisation.”
“With Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle, Stephenson walked a tight-rope between engaging our sense of curiosity with lots of information about the book's subject matter and making us wonder why we were not simply reading a work of non-fiction about tech start-ups, cryptography or the enlightenment.”
“It could even argue for the relevance of aesthetics in critical reviews; I think this is a path fraught with the peril of collapsing that review into compatibility assessment or prescriptivist dogma, but if that review still fundamentally takes the work on its own terms … well, it is a tight-rope walk that other critique might emulate.”
“Writers of historical fiction walk a delicate tight-rope.”
“In appearances on all the major talk shows, Cabinet officials and military advisers clarified the president's position after he walked a political tight-rope by announcing he will send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and that some will start coming home in 19 months.”
“It has about as much in common with a conventional night-club experience as a tight-rope walker does with a ballerina, or Coney Island does with Carnegie Hall.”
“On occasion they died, or, when they had become too abjectly spiritless to attack even a rat, were set to work on the tight-rope with the doped starved rats that were too near dead to run away from them.”
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