T’Challa and Namor straddle the line of king and superhero, and king and anti-hero, respectively.
Richard Newby, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Oct. 2022 Harris then visited one of a row of blue buildings that straddle the demarcation line, where an American officer explained how the buildings are still used to conduct negotiations with North Korea.
Chris Megerian, BostonGlobe.com, 29 Sep. 2022 And outside California, the SeaWorld park in San Antonio has Wave Breaker where riders straddle a jet ski-style car.San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2022 But beyond the sea of pale-pink, often unremarkable summer rosés, there are a host of complex, charismatic rosés that straddle the lines between white and red.
Anna Lee Iijima, Chicago Tribune, 14 Sep. 2022 Then there are accessory brands that manage to straddle both worlds: think Gerber and SOG knives or Yeti.
Doug Schnitzspahn, Outside Online, 9 Sep. 2014 On the global stage, China has attempted to straddle a delicate, if impossible line, of upholding its values of national sovereignty while also not condemning Russia, a geopolitical partner, for the deadly invasion of Ukraine.
Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Mar. 2022 The four-door crossover appears to straddle the line between SUV and luxury saloon.
Kyle Schnitzer, Robb Report, 25 Feb. 2022 Every prequel or sequel must straddle the line between being fresh and being familiar.
Shirley Li, The Atlantic, 6 Sep. 2022
Park officials are calling it the longest and fastest straddle coaster on the West Coast, although there are not a lot of them in California.San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Sep. 2022 But that straddle may not be enough to protect China from Western reprisals.
Clay Chandler, Fortune, 11 Mar. 2022 But as Russian attacks on Ukrainian civilians grow more obvious, frequent and bloody, the China straddle becomes more difficult.
David Meyer, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2022 The Biden White House is making the case that China's straddle on the war is unsustainable.
Stephen Collinson, CNN, 18 Mar. 2022 After police saw a car straddle multiple lanes and drive through a red light, a registration check showed that the plates were expired and the driver’s license was suspended, resulting in a traffic stop on Nov. 14.
Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 18 Nov. 2021 Youngkin's straddle to avoid alienating both Trump voters and suburbanites might not work quite so well across Virginia state lines.
Stephen Collinson, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 Nine seats already are exclusively on the East Side, compared to just six on the West Side (two straddle the Cuyahoga River).
Robert Higgs, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2021 That will involve developing autonomous cranes and straddle carriers -- vehicles that place containers onto ships.
Rochelle Beighton, CNN, 25 Aug. 2021 See More
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