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middle ground

n.
2. A point of view midway between extremes: "the middle ground between news and amusement" (Roderick Anscombe).
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middle ground

n
1. (Art Terms) another term for middle distance. See middle-distance2
2. a position of compromise between two opposing views, parties, etc
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mid′dle ground′


n.
an intermediate position, area, or recourse between two opposites or extremes; a halfway or neutral standpoint.
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Their fine white ruffs; their petticoats of linsey- woolsey, striped red and blue; their white knitted stockings, with clocks embroidered in colors, well drawn upon their legs; the square-toed shoes of tawny leather with black soles, and, above all, their headgear, that sort of tinsel horn, loaded down with ribbons and laces, which the women of Champagne still wear, in company with the grenadiers of the imperial guard of Russia, announced that they belonged to that class wives which holds the middle ground between what the lackeys call a woman and what they term a lady.
As the lights of the coast winked out in our boat wake and the sun broke the horizon, we were Middle Grounds bound.
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Gillick is attracted to nebulous "middle grounds": spaces of possibility as well as compromise where the urgent "here and now" of classic modernism becomes the more circumspect "space between the near future and the recent past." As Lawrence Weiner implies, in a characteristically succinct and oblique contribution to the exhibition catalogue, Gillick's work readdresses the vexed relationships between inherent form and inherent meaning, between mise-en-scene and sociopolitical realities, while resolutely resisting any firm conclusions.
The Hubbard's fleet has for decades been a mainstay for anglers wanting to fish the Middle Grounds and other hotpots along the west central coast of Florida.
'This is not what you call walking on a middle ground it's a choice it's a mindset.

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