One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘‘Gallons’ connotes fluid, meaning that garbage comes in both solid and liquid form, another example of the term's multivalence.’
- ‘At the same time, there is also a semantic value of images, or a value of ambiguities and multivalence in iconographic interpretations.’
- ‘The extraordinary symbolic multivalence of food and eating extends much further, so that food has probably always been charged with questions of moral significance.’
- ‘How likely is it that a twenty-first-century music giving priority to ‘new classical’ virtues will sit happily with forms of writing which retain ‘modernist’ perspectives on multivalence?’
- ‘While this too obviously underscores the presumed multivalence of the play itself, it serves as an elusive touchstone for the characters’ changing view of themselves.’
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