Double-meaning sentence example

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  • The attention of the reader was distracted, and his good taste annoyed, by the incessant use of puns, of which Hood had written in his own vindication: "However critics may take offence, A double meaning has double sense."
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  • Salviati and Sagredo took their names from two of Galileo's early friends, the former a learned Florentine, the latter a distinguished Venetian gentleman; Simplicio ostensibly derived his from the Cilician commentator of Aristotle, but the choice was doubtless instigated by a sarcastic regard to the double meaning of the word.
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  • At first glance they seem illegal, (such as a person's first name), but they have a double meaning.
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  • A bad news costume has a double meaning in that your costume is literally bad news plastered all over your body.
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  • Erin's special agent title has a double-meaning - she is both an insurance agent and a spy.
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  • It is unfortunate that such a double meaning of the word should have grown up, for it is productive of not a little confusion of thought.
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