Examples from the Web for centrist
Another dark horse, Tennessee Senator Al Gore, was finding little traction in his efforts to become a centrist alternative.
The centrist group thinks they can build centrist grassroots army.
He is running as a centrist alternative to Tea Party-aligned GOP candidate Ben Sasse and Democrat Dave Domina, a trial lawyer.
Last month, the centrist Democratic group Third Way released a study called “The State of the Center.”Conservatives Are So Conservative They Think the Congressional GOP Are Moderate Squishes|Michael Tomasky|June 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Webb believes he is just the sort of centrist leader who can break the Democrat-Republican stalemate in Washington.
Besides, Sid and I were the centrist party of two in our fresh-out-of-the-shell Place politics.The Big Time|Fritz Reuter Leiber
Only on one of the Centrist benches was any sincere attention paid, like that of eager scholars to their master's explanations.The conquest of Rome|Matilde Serao
British Dictionary definitions for centrist
Word Origin and History for centrist
1872, from French centriste, from centre (see center (n.)). Originally in English with reference to French politics; general application to other political situations is from 1890.
Where M. St. Hilaire is seen to most advantage, however, is when quietly nursing one of that weak-kneed congregation who sit in the middle of the House, and call themselves "Centrists." A French Centrist is--exceptis eoccipiendis--a man who has never been able to make up his mind, nor is likely to. ["Men of the Third Republic," London, 1873]