Middle-ground

Mid´dle-ground`


n.1.(Paint.) That part of a picture between the foreground and the background.
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middle-ground in 2000 had become hostile to abortion rights by 2011.
2000 2005 2011 Supportive 40% 38% 35% Middle-ground 29% 18% 10% Hostile 31% 44% 55% Source: Reference 2 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Personal tragedies, spectacular bankruptcies, dog-eat-dog practices, astonishing court revelations--if it's tough at the top, that's nothing compared with life in the notoriously difficult middle-ground milk market.
The year started tragically, with the sudden death in January of Sardar Hussein, the boss and founder of fast-growing middle-ground supplier Medina.
In the foreground, a small audience of casually dressed people sits on the grass, offering an incongruous context for the more formally dressed man who dominates the middle-ground layer, yet who appears smaller in scale than the people in the foreground.
To give the food context, I placed a very pleased but reserved-looking vendor in the middle-ground layer right behind it, in softer focus.
Understanding of background, foreground, and middle-ground areas in a landscape.
In deciding the case on appeal, the West Virginia Supreme Court adopted the middle-ground position that, in absence of a contractual relationship between the parties, an accountant is liable only to those parties he knows will receive and rely on his report.
While the majority of milk sold through the big four retailers is sourced from the big three processors --Arla, Robert Wiseman and Dairy Crest middle-ground players can pick from Dairy Crest, Wiseman, Dairy Farmers of Britain, Watson's (Medina), Freshways and other smaller processors.
I wanted to include this huge Buddha statue (it stands more than 30 feet tall) as my background layer, but I also wanted a foreground layer featuring a silhouetted worshipper seated in a rectangular prayer area, and a middle-ground layer of a soaring, softly illuminated archway.
But it heralds Arla's exit from the middle-ground market.
These include our need to be competitive in the liquid milk market and the fact that we have not been able to realise price increases on some of our middle-ground sales.