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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR NEUTRAL

A neutral was this good woman, and a well-wisher to each faction.

When I came to I put all the controls in neutral and came looking for you.

Labordette had arranged this interview with him on neutral ground.

And there is a neutral state which is neither pleasure nor pain?

But he guessed that the neutral wouldn't even have to lie very much.

What one really wants is a nameless texture and a neutral tint.

Shall I try to mediate—as a neutral, as a benevolent neutral?

We met in the library of Moyne House, which was neutral ground.

Ehrlich has used a double stain with neutral red and methylene blue.

Strictly speaking Black and White are known as "neutral" colors.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "composed of contrasting elements which, in proper proportion, neutralize each other," from Middle French neutral, from Latin neutralis "of neuter gender," from neuter (see neuter (adj.)). Chemistry sense is from 1660s. Sense of "not taking sides in a fight" (1540s) probably is from a similar meaning in Medieval Latin. Of colors, from 1821. Neutral corner is from boxing (1908).

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