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neutral ground


, Gulf States.
  1. a median strip on a highway or boulevard, especially one planted with grass.
  2. the strip of grass between a street and sidewalk.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of neutral ground1

An Americanism dating back to 1815–25; for an earlier sense
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Example Sentences

As in most stories that bring strangers together on neutral ground, everyone has a secret or three.

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Halvorssen chose Oslo for the forum because it was neutral ground.

We needed to find some options for moving to neutral ground.

A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.

It was the Spy of the Neutral Ground, who died as he had lived, devoted to his country, and a martyr to her liberties.

The Shanghai had rashly ventured into supposed neutral ground in that alley and had crowed once too often.

Davis got tired of the war and invited President Lincoln to meet him on neutral ground to discuss terms of peace.

Miss MacLauren, on the neutral ground of a non-combatant, was expected by each to furnish the admiration and applause.





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