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middle ground

[′mid·əl ′grau̇nd]
(navigation)
A shoal with a channel on either side of it in a navigable part of a river, port, or harbor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Introduce the lesson by having students consider an environment to create with an emphasis on seeing size variation to show understanding of foreground, middle ground and background.
Obtained through negotiation and compromise, middle ground is easier to find if it derives from common ground.
The Meeting Place is a careful and measured book that, in emphasizing a "middle ground," has to grapple with included evidence that New Zealand at that time was a dangerous, violent, and unruly place.
He said that although basic facilities like education and health services were a right of every Indian citizen, forced development was something that the government should avoid and suggested to find a 'middle ground'.
(1.) Richard White, The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 1991, 341.
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But to win an election it must appeal to the middle ground without raising the spectre of Tony Blair's tarnished New Labour image.
Healthy societies are defined by a vibrant political, economic and intellectual middle ground. By surrendering to sectarianism, Bahraini society will lose its middle ground and become increasingly radical.
Sydney, Australia, Aug 24, 2010 - (ABN Newswire) - Buccaneer Energy Limited (ASX:BCC) (PINK:BCGYF) ("Buccaneer" or "the Company") is pleased to advise that its wholly owned subsidiary Buccaneer Alaska, LLC has entered into a binding agreement with Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) to acquire the remaining 50% working interest (2,506 net acres) that it does not already own in 2 leases on its North Middle Ground Shoal (Southern Cross Unit) structure in the Cook Inlet, Alaska.
It's all so typical of the inability to find middle ground that has prolonged the conflict in the Middle East and did the same in Northern Ireland.

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