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kom pruh mahyz

  • n  a middle way between two extremes
  • n  an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
    the newly elected congressmen rejected a compromise because they considered it `business as usual'
  • v  make a compromise; arrive at a compromise; we all must compromise"
  • v  settle by concession
  • v  expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
    The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy

  • Senator Bill Frist proposed a compromise that would allow Democrats to block lower-court appointees if they agreed to give up the power to block nominees for appeals courts and the .
  • Senate Democrats prepared a compromise offer that would allow votes on some judges and showcased new tactics for confronting Republicans should filibusters be barred.
  • Under the so-called compromise, the question of immunity would be decided by a federal district court a concession by Mr.
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  • Legislative panel OKs compromise budget
    Legislative panel OKs compromise budget Other significant pieces of the budget approved by the Legislature's Budget Conference Committee include loaning $500 million in revenue from the state's cap-and-trade program, which is supposed to be spent on greenhouse gas reduction, to the general budget fund. Lawmakers also agreed to a modified version of Brown's new funding formula for school ...
    June 11, 2013 - San Francisco Chronicle
  • Compromise approved to save Sound Garden
    Syracuse common councilors have unanimously approved a compromise to keep the Sound Garden record shop in Syracuse open.
    June 10, 2013 - YNN Syracuse
  • Compromise is sought on wood-burning fire rings at beaches
    Air-quality regulators soften a proposed ban by allowing those outside a 700-foot buffer zone between fire pits and homes. Bowing to public pressure, air-quality regulators are floating a compromise on a proposed ban on wood-burning fire rings on beaches in Orange and Los Angeles counties.        
    June 10, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

  • Barack Obama in CNN International
    I want to thank the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who came together around a hard-fought compromise that will save or create more than 3.5 million jobs and get our economy back on track,Obama said in a statement.
  • George Voinovich in The Associated Press
    My concern is that the Democrats are more interested in having this issue to demagogue for political gamesmanship than they are in simply passing the benefits extension,Voinovich said. "I came to the table with a fair compromise and the...
  • Katherine Heigl in Washington Post
    I'm more than happy to make that compromise. As my agent likes to say, 'High-class problems,'Heigl said.

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