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Middle Path

noun, Buddhism.
1.
the conduct of life by a religious person in such a way as to avoid the extremes of luxury and asceticism.
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  • He struck out a Middle Path, which presents certain deficiencies to the advocates of either of these two systems.

    The Aesthetical Essays Friedrich Schiller
  • John had pursued the Middle Path, which is the most difficult.

    The Marriage of Elinor Margaret Oliphant
  • Theirs is no Middle Path, for they must be either at one extreme or the other.

  • There are singers, too, who pursue the Middle Path with consummate art.

    How to Sing Lilli Lehmann
  • Keep the Middle Path; that is best, and do not use the whip; rather, hold the horses in.

  • "I am afraid I don't know any Middle Path, not being a politician," he objected.

    The Grafters Francis Lynde
  • And so, not daring to confess the truth, he chose the Middle Path of refusing any direct response at all.

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