common ground

noun

Definition of common ground

: a basis of mutual interest or agreement

Examples of common ground in a Sentence

Hunters and environmentalists found common ground in their opposition to the new law.
Recent Examples on the Web By starting from common ground—a hub and spoke topology—you’ll get a better understanding of how their stack works. Vanessa Dreifuss, Forbes, 24 June 2022 In Kwenders’ dream of the world, music is as much a bridge to common ground as a channel for radical self-expression. Jonathan Zwickel, Rolling Stone, 23 June 2022 Negotiations on Capitol Hill are reaching a critical point, as top Republican and Democratic senators stake out common ground on legislation that could reduce future mass shootings. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 8 June 2022 Find common ground—a difference in ability can be overcome with some planning. Patty Hodapp, Outside Online, 8 June 2022 If a liberal and a libertarian can find solid common ground, who among us has an excuse not to join them? Tamar Haspel, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 In the front, caustic teen and skeezy dude four times her age likewise find empathetic common ground. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 2 June 2022 But other efforts, such as talks to rewrite the Electoral Count Act of 1887 and to find common ground on voting rights, have produced nothing, despite pronouncements of great optimism. New York Times, 30 May 2022 Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell encourages Sen. John Cornyn to talk with Democrats to find common ground on gun laws. Fox News, 27 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of common ground

1570, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jul 2022

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“Common ground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/common%20ground. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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