Definition of Fence-sitter

1. Noun. A person who won't take sides in a controversy.

Generic synonyms: Neutral



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fence-sitter (current term)
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Literary usage of Fence-sitter

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1. The Journey by Timothy Tuohy (2006)
"... them to administer some slave ranch on a distant planet. Of course, since they were so far from the Empire the fence sitter would no doubt be killed. ..."

2. Good News from New England: And Other Writings on the Killings at Weymouth by Jack Dempsey (2001)
"... and Drinnon details his stance as a "mugwump," or "fence-sitter" amid Congressional factions during strident 1890s debates over the Philippines. ..."

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