from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See middle distance.
- n. A point of view midway between extremes: "the middle ground between news and amusement” ( Roderick Anscombe).
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- n. a compromise position between extremes
- n. the middle distance
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As I scan the middle ground to the east for any sign of my destination canyon, I take out my chocolate muffin from the Moab grocery’s bakery and have to practically choke it down; both the muffin and my mouth have dried out from exposure to the arid wind.
The middle ground is held by Syncretism, which may be regarded as an eclectic system making an effort at compromise.
“picturesque” was seen as something of a middle ground between the relaxing smoothness of the “beau - tiful” or the exciting infinity of the “sublime,” the middle ground achieved through a kind of irregularity or indefiniteness in a landscape.
Let us be diverted by none of those sophistical contrivances wherewith we are so industriously plied and belabored ” contrivances such as groping for some middle ground between the right and the wrong, vain as the search for a man who should be neither a living man nor a dead man, ” such as a policy of
Tortured metaphors notwithstanding, there was no middle ground in space, to which the doomed crew of the famously lost Curryon could no doubt attest.
Presenting himself as “the friend of all nations,” Wilson asked each of the belligerents to declare its war aims so that a search for middle ground could begin.
A sometime rival to the Charleston firebrand Christopher Gadsden, Laurens occupied middle ground between the radical and moderate delegates in Congress.