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  • noun Plural form of ambivalence.

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Examples

  • A later poem of Percy Bysshe Shelley confronts these ambivalences more subtly and more directly, embedding them in a single symbolic force that is at one and same time both Creator and

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  • We rarely imagine the possibility of a Whitehead: colored, middle-class hipsters carrying both universal dreams of cheap rents and their own peculiar set of ambivalences on slouched shoulders as they navigate neighborhoods on the cusp of change.

    Gary Dauphin: Shades of Gentrification

  • We rarely imagine the possibility of a Whitehead: colored, middle-class hipsters carrying both universal dreams of cheap rents and their own peculiar set of ambivalences on slouched shoulders as they navigate neighborhoods on the cusp of change.

    Gary Dauphin: Shades of Gentrification

  • I was a little bit in love with it, to be frank: it was going to sort through all of my complicated feelings and ambivalences and reflections about what had transpired.

    Shame And The Written Mom | Her Bad Mother

  • In all of her portraits, Ms. Himmelfarb is interested in bringing out evidence of "anomalies and ambivalences."

    Oh, to Be In England

  • Above and beyond these painful motifs, however, there is the story of his difficult, lifelong marriage to Mary Cheever, a woman who suffers all his ambivalences and sins and whose sorrow occasionally peeks through the cracks of her husband's cruelty.

    Cruelty in Fact and Fiction

  • The artists generally approach their difficult and delicate subject from oblique, ironic and non-partisan perspectives, signalling a recognition of the complex tensions and ambivalences involved in the conflict.

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  • In the piece, Times writer Paul Vitello quoted Philip Moore, a Detroit-area teacher, who gave voice to the ambivalences common to many Jews, myself included.

    Carol Smaldino: Jewish Ambivalence: Conformity vs. Fear of Anti-Semitism

  • The poem's ambivalences and edgy ironies provide a clue to the dark heart of our trouble -- namely, what keeps us separate, severed and self-absorbed is an habitual disinclination to take seriously the suffering of others.

    Scott Cairns: Art and the Meaning of Creation

  • The poem's ambivalences and edgy ironies provide a clue to the dark heart of our trouble -- namely, what keeps us separate, severed and self-absorbed is an habitual disinclination to take seriously the suffering of others.

    Scott Cairns: Art and the Meaning of Creation

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