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This would seem disastrous in the give-and-take of politics but it is in keeping with sectarian religious doctrine.

Nothing, it seems, will budge them from their opposition to give-and-take of governance.

The relationship with his followers quickly became an organic give-and-take.

The give-and-take between them and Democrats yielded better remedies.

Once the positions are set, real negotiations would begin, with give-and-take on both sides.

The girl was an enigmatic creature, silent, self-absorbed, shrinking from the give-and-take of social life.

It's beastly dull, that's what it is—none of the give-and-take humour and practical fun you get in Paris or Vienna!

To the perusal of the “give-and-take” passage of arms I cordially commend my readers.

Your hand may go back and forth with a give-and-take movement, but not from side to side on any account.

He could talk nonsense charmingly and could hold his own in the jolly give-and-take of repartee.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to give-and-take, such as: banter, reciprocity, adaptability, collaboration, compromise, and concession.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.