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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Paint.) That part of a picture between the foreground and the background.

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Examples

  • They were interested in middle-ground interventions such as the U.K. Secretary's 'Think, Act, Report,' calling for voluntary reporting on gender disparities in pay and position and Lord Davies' 'Women on Boards' report setting the government's desired target of 25% women on all boards by 2015.

    Valerie Keller: Gender Equality: Tip-toeing to the Tipping Point

  • They were interested in middle-ground interventions such as the U.K. Secretary's 'Think, Act, Report,' calling for voluntary reporting on gender disparities in pay and position and Lord Davies' 'Women on Boards' report setting the government's desired target of 25% women on all boards by 2015.

    Valerie Keller: Gender Equality: Tip-toeing to the Tipping Point

  • I thought it would look finished, but there was too much middle-ground texture and no focal point.

    Kater’s Art » Blog Archive » Lovelorn Jack Card

  • And there have been no shortage of speculations, ranging from purely biological explanations, to purely environmental factors, to middle-ground psychobiological views.

    Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.: Confidence Matters Just as Much as Ability

  • Cuomo said that the governor was looking for a middle-ground solution to the problem, knowing that Sheldon Silver , the speaker of the Assembly, would never allow legislation to pass that would end a seniority-only system this year.

    Cuomo Proposal Draws Fire

  • While Mr. Cameron vowed to stick to the middle-ground, ministers piled into the previous Labour government for the high levels of borrowing it left and attacked new Labour leader Ed Miliband as having no credible plan for attacking the £ 155 billion budget deficit.

    U.K. Premier Touts Fiscal Discipline

  • This is a modernized, mainstream, middle-ground Conservative party, he told the BBC.

    U.K. Premier Touts Fiscal Discipline

  • Below the threshold sit millions of middle-ground voters who have a reasonable expectation that if they work hard and knuckle down they will, in time, reach a level of income where they too will have to pay higher rate tax.

    Cameron and Osborne Risk Scaring off Voters

  • The party's campaign was widely derided — senior Labour figures profess themselves amazed at at how inept it was — and the Tories seemed to struggle to construct a coherent case that could be understood by aspirational middle-ground voters.

    Cameron and Osborne Risk Scaring off Voters

  • If mainstream media stopped treating middle-ground seekers as mavericks, then common ground wouldn't seem like such an island.

    Turn off the cameras in Congress

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