Middle-ground

Mid´dle-ground`


n.1.(Paint.) That part of a picture between the foreground and the background.
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ie=UTF8&reviewerType=avp_only_reviews&sortBy=recent) 1,000 reviews by mid-afternoon Wednesday , although the book's rating has held steady in the middle-ground between the deeply polarized comments.
So it is very possible that DOLE may adopt the middle-ground advocacy,' he added.
In 2000, the country was almost evenly divided, with nearly a third of American women of reproductive age living in states solidly hostile to abortion rights, slightly more than a third in states supportive of abortion rights and close to a third in middle-ground states.
As a result, the number of both supportive and middle-ground states shrank considerably, while the number of hostile states ballooned.
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.
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.
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.