the perfect moderate course or position that avoids extremes; the happy medium.
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How to use golden mean in a sentence
As long as we realize that, we may not get to the golden mean when we would like, but perhaps others will.
I'm not for the golden mean in every instance; it's a way of exhorting to brutal selfishness.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete | George Meredith
Priscilla, not knowing what to reply to Martine's fun, wisely chose the golden mean of silence.Amy in Acadia | Helen Leah Reed
And vices are easier than virtue, extremes easier than the golden mean.The Unpopular Review Vol. I | Various
It seems to us a sort of golden mean between the two extremes.Saratoga and How to See It | R. F. Dearborn
This extreme also is avoided in man; in this, as in many other particulars, he holds the golden mean.The Whence and the Whither of Man | John Mason Tyler
British Dictionary definitions for golden mean
the middle course between extremes
another term for golden section
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Cultural definitions for golden mean
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