Meaning of third way in English:

third way

Pronunciation /ˌθəːd ˈweɪ/

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  • Any option regarded as an alternative to two extremes, especially a political agenda which is centrist and consensus-based rather than left- or right-wing.

    ‘the Third Way espoused by Europe's new leaders doesn't challenge the supremacy of the marketplace’
    • ‘In the US, which never embraced the tenets of post-war social democracy anyway, the idea of a third way is even murkier than in Britain.’
    • ‘Now more than ever the search for third ways demands more attention and resources.’
    • ‘Instead, they have chosen a mushy third way between legalisation and prohibition that few understand and nobody respects.’
    • ‘But you know there is a third way, of course - and you proved it could work on radio.’
    • ‘It may surprise you to know that the third way has no interest, as does traditional social democracy, in doing much about inequality.’
    • ‘Earlier popes also condemned both socialism and capitalism and hoped for a third way.’
    • ‘In these discussions, it was always socialist or liberal parties that were going to show us the third way.’
    • ‘There are few new answers to old questions, no third ways beyond the conventional solutions of more practical politicians.’
    • ‘Typical lefties that they are, they're opting for the third way.’
    • ‘Historically, third ways have usually cropped up when people found the existing dominant political ideologies lacking.’
    • ‘Talk of renegotiations, third ways and so on is no more than mere election fodder for the grim-faced electorate of North Antrim and beyond.’
    • ‘This a conflict where there isn't a third way, I'm afraid.’
    • ‘Eventually we learn that the solution to the conflict can lie only in the future with the discovery and adoption of a third way.’
    • ‘But beyond these two traditional camps a third way is emerging.’
    • ‘Wake up, realize that you've been betrayed enough, and work for a third way.’
    • ‘Even the third way, whatever it was, is no longer invoked.’
    • ‘Two generations later, neo-orthodoxy issued a more aggressive appeal for a third way.’
    • ‘Liberalism, for him, was an attempt to provide a third way for American theologians.’
    • ‘In recent times, social democracy has tried to create a new radical centre - a third way beyond Left and Right.’
    • ‘The prime minister talks of there being a third way in most matters.’