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Word: compromise

Definition: adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.

Sentences Containing 'compromise'

'I have kept your name and reputation for you, and your peace and quiet, and your house and home too,' said Uriah, with a sulky, hurried, defeated air of compromise.
A compromise seemed to have been reached.
A third modern method, that serves as a compromise between the previous two, is to prepare the shot without adjusting the grind but to use the tamp more firmly.
After the arrests, the unions decided that they must compromise, and began negotiations with the company.
As a compromise, Wynyard appointed James FitzGerald on 7 June to the Executive Council.
As he made no compromise with Time, Time kept out of his way, and only sighed at a distance because he could not overcome him.
As King Jogaila demanded to reinstate von Plauen and refused any attempts at a compromise, the talks broke down.
At last there was Waterloo, and Morrel came no more; he had done all that was in his power, and any fresh attempt would only compromise himself uselessly.
AT objected to the filing of the documents supporting the case on the grounds they were trade secrets or might compromise the security of its network.
At this point the attorney general and Yerger's counsel worked out a compromise in which the prisoner was turned over to civilian authorities for prosecution in Mississippi.
But, in the end, a compromise was effected; and Mrs. Crupp consented to achieve this feat, on condition that I dined from home for a fortnight afterwards.
But, ultimately, different personal and musical misunderstandings began to compromise that equilibrium.
Careful positioning of the antenna could produce a compromise position which minimized the ghosts on different channels.
Carroll’s father encouraged his daughters to become physicians, and as a compromise, she chose psychology.
Cruiser and "sport touring" tires try to find the best compromise between grip and durability.
Douglas was reluctant to repeal the Compromise, but was ultimately convinced by Dixon's logic.
During the 1890s Boltzmann attempted to formulate a compromise position which would allow both atomists and anti-atomists to do physics without arguing over atoms.
Even in politics he could not compromise with the heads of TDP.
Girard was probably at the height of his popularity with the French community during this period, securing a compromise on bilingualism and receiving guarantees on education and representation.
He characteristically imposed an unworkable compromise solution.
However Sinnott refused to compromise his managerial philosophy in order to pick up results.
I think there was some compromise in the cap; but otherwise she was as weedy as in the early days of her mourning.
I wanted to write something in which he wouldn't have to compromise."
In 1860, some considered Seymour a compromise candidate for the Democratic nomination at the reconvening convention in Baltimore.
In a day of compromise, you were always a man of conviction.
In October, all 13 OPEC members align on a compromise $32 per barrel benchmark.
In the end, a compromise was reached by placing the memorial where it could be seen by both communities at New Ground.
It failed when no compromise could be reached.
Life for Jews was difficult, but if they were willing to compromise, it was bearable.
Maga was chosen as a compromise for the premiership, and was voted into this post on May 22, 1959.
Many organizations consider this compromise acceptable and even desirable.
McCulloch resumed office, but without Higinbotham, who disapproved of this compromise.
Most considered this to be a fair compromise.
Noon coming, and the Doctor not returning, and every minute's delay tending to compromise Tellson's, Mr. Lorry advised with Lucie.
Not only does this handover of responsibility diminish the architect's standing, the lack of continuity may also compromise the quality of the project outcomes.
Not willing to compromise on these matters, Rodziński resigned in 1947.
Refusing to concede to the Baron's demands, Danilo offers to eliminate any non-Pontevedrian suitors as a compromise.
said my aunt, as a compromise for the obnoxious appellation.
She was also involved in securing a compromise for Etobicoke's motel strip area, promoting affordable housing for the region.
Soon, Flacius was prominent in the theological discussions of the time, opposing strenuously the "Augsburg Interim", and the compromise of Melanchthon known as the "Leipzig Interim".
The King intervened and made a compromise between Jain and Srivaiṣṇavas.
The Latin version, In varietate concordia is also used as a compromise.
The re-issue also included a digital copy of the book "No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green".
These competing visions made any significant long-term compromise between them highly unlikely.
They lived each side of the line, and the church was at a landing called Compromise.
This would have been the perfect compromise, which would have allowed Prescott to address the concerns of one of his own government departments, while still allowing the WHR to be rebuilt between Caernarfon and Porthmadog.
Under the Missouri Compromise, slavery was prohibited in the territory.
``And now remember one thing, Monsieur Officer, that my grandfather commands you not to take any rash or ill advised step which would be likely to compromise our happiness.''
``But could you not compromise matters, and give up a portion of your fortune to her son?''
``No, I am pleased so pleased that I wished to congratulate you; but as I am not quite properly dressed, I chose my opportunity, that I might not compromise you.''

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