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1So as to be open to more than one interpretation.‘the new clause is ambiguously worded’
- ‘They suggest that female characters are often ambiguously placed as retributive agents and eroticized victims of violence.’
- ‘It is a surrealistic tale ambiguously told on the subject of alien abduction.’
- ‘Her record company launched a campaign to re-situate her not as an Anglo singer with an ambiguously "foreign-sounding" last name.’
- ‘Every line, both verbal and musical, is ambiguously literal and self-critical.’
- ‘Such poems as these complicitly and ambiguously critique racism, sexism, and violence.’
- ‘The painting is a self-portrait with the figure ambiguously caught somewhere in the mid-ground of opposing bedroom mirrors’
- ‘Forgiveness was the punctum I found in Unforgiven and which is already there in the text, if ambiguously.’
- ‘The set of four gouaches on paper ambiguously stages tensions among the four men in a barren gray landscape.’
- ‘To casually term her the "love" of a social inferior is playing fast and loose, or at the very least, unnecessarily ambiguously, with the evidence.’
- ‘Extracts from the novel are included, which show somewhat ambiguously the conventionalism of the writer.’
- 1.1 So as to be open to doubt or uncertainty.‘a peculiar, ambiguously remembered landscape where past and present seem repeatedly confounded’
- ‘Intervening in this particular republic is much less ambiguously a win-win situation.’
- ‘The opus did not now leave the strangely, ambiguously ambivalent feeling it had an hour earlier.’
- ‘Later in the film, her intense and ambiguously romantic friendship with the fisherman challenges her marriage.’
- ‘In addition to being ambiguously sincere, it happens to be false.’
- ‘Things had been left so ambiguously, and I didn't want there to be a hint of negativity left between us.’
- ‘The rather ambiguously autonomous stature of art in militaristic states still has the ability to put a guilty shiver down the spine.’
- ‘As well as pushing notions of identity in the film, he makes Sean an ambiguously gay character.’
- ‘This is very much the lo-fi, ambiguously related peppermint duo of old.’
- ‘The mock (and ambiguously historical) apocalypse provides the setting for the thematics that comprise the main matter of the book.’
- ‘The distinction between "we the people" and "those in high office" hung ambiguously in the air.’
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