01. It is going to be difficult to find a [compromise] between the two groups because their needs are so different.
02. I wanted $100 for my bicycle, and he offered me $50, so we eventually [compromised] at $75.
03. This government seems to [compromise] on everything. I don't understand why they don't stick to their principles.
04. Listen, why don't we [compromise]? Neither of us feels like washing the dishes, so let's each do half of them.
05. Cuba was hoping for almost a billion dollars in aid, but eventually the government had to [compromise] at $750 million.
06. In a marriage, you frequently have to make [compromises] with your partner in order to get along.
07. Following the war, the King followed a policy of [compromise], pardoning his former enemies and releasing all the soldiers taken as prisoners.
08. The President has stated that there can be no negotiation and no [compromise] with the terrorists responsible for the attack on the Embassy.
09. The union is warning that if a [compromise] cannot be reached during today's talks, there will be a strike.
10. The Princess was photographed in a [compromising] position with her former lover.
11. The party must not [compromise] its ideals on this issue.
12. We are trying to teach our children that they sometimes need to make [compromises] with their friends when they both want different things.
13. Ludwig Erhard once said that a [compromise] is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
14. Phyllis McGinley once said that [compromise] is what makes nations great, and marriages happy.
15. Someone once stated that peace won by the [compromise] of principles is a short-lived achievement.
16. A wise man once observed that many things are worse than defeat, and [compromise] with evil is one of them.
17. We will never reach an agreement unless we both [compromise].

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