n.1.(Paint.) That part of a picture between the foreground and the background.
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So it is very possible that DOLE may adopt the middle-ground advocacy,' he added.
Saudi-Egyptian consultation, along with similar western statements supporting a middle-ground political solution, may mean that everyone has become ready to make concessions and that there might be a reasonable solution that most parties may agree to.
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.
For purposes of this analysis, we consider a state "supportive" of abortion rights if it had enacted provisions in no more than one of these restric-tion categories, "middle-ground" if it had enacted provisions in two or three categories and "hostile" if it had enacted provisions in four or more.
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.
A statement by the Competition Commission into the supply of fresh processed milk to middle-ground retailers in Scotland said that a monopoly 'existed in favour of Robert Wiseman ...
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.
Amazon deleted more than (https://www.amazon.com/What-Happened-Hillary-Rodham-Clinton/product-reviews/1501175564/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_show_all_btm?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.
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.
The (http://boehner.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=314134) letter sent to President Barack Obama is based on the middle-ground approach first outlined to Congress last year by Erskine Bowles, who was former President Bill Clinton's chief of staff and chaired Obama's debt commission.