Equivocal sentence example

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  • His free use of relating concepts, that of sameness, for instance, bears no impress of his theory of the general notion, and it is possible to put out of sight the fact that, taken in conjunction with his nominalism, it raises the whole issue of the possibility of the equivocal generation of formative principles from the given contents of the individual consciousness, in any manipulation of which they are already implied.
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  • The title was still in fact "equivocal," and so it remained throughout French history.
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  • The deputation which presented these demands in Vienna received a somewhat equivocal answer.
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  • The equivocal tone of the new speech from the Throne raised a storm of protest in the Chambers and the country.
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  • The equivocal attitude of the Entente toward the new State naturally hastened the process of union.
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  • The history, indeed, of many a word lies hid in its equivocal uses; and it in no way derogates from the dignity of the highest poetry to gain strength and variety from the ingenious application of the same sounds to different senses, any more than from the contrivances of rhythm or the accompaniment of imitative sounds.
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  • In return for their more equivocal attitude during the Third Macedonian War they were deprived by Rome of some possessions in Lycia, and damaged by the partial diversion of their trade to Delos (167).
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  • The attitude of several of his colleagues was more equivocal, but though they coquetted with French financiers in the hope of obtaining the support of the Paris Bourse for Italian securities, the precipitate renewal of the alliance destroyed all probability of a close understanding with France.
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  • And other parts of Colbert's schemes deserve still less equivocal condemnation.
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  • Charles Alberts somewhat equivocal conduct also roused the hatred of the Liberals, and for a long time the esecrato Carignano was regarded, most unjustly, as a traitor even by many who were not republicans.
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  • But a term so equivocal, leading to an antithesis so misleading as that between monism and dualism, can never represent the real difference between metaphysical schools.
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  • Austria, indeed, might easily have been persuaded to ignore the Irredentist agitation, had not the equivocal attitude of Cairoli and Zanardelli cast doubt upon the sincerity of their regret.
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  • Although these expressions were equivocal, the Republicans were satisfied and embarked on the vessels prepared for them.
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  • That of "count" was, as Luchaire points out, "equivocal" even as late as the 12th century; any castellan of moderate rank could style himself comte who in the next century would have been called seigneur (dominus).
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  • He points out the equivocal character of the word poenitentia, which meant both " penance " and " penitence "; he declared that " true contrition seeks punishment, while the ampleness of pardons relaxes it and causes men to hate it."
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  • He lived at the Hotel St Quentin for a time, and once more arranged for himself an equivocal domestic establishment.
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  • On the first score he makes but an equivocal acknowledgment, claiming to have thought on Schelling's lines before reading him; but it has been shown by Hamilton and Ferrier that besides transcribing much from Schelling without avowal he silently appropriated the learning of Maass on philosophical history.
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  • seen in the situation an opportunity at once for conciliating the clericals in France and for humiliating Russia, which had given to his title but an equivocal recognition.
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  • century onwards the equivocal nature of the title in France was increased by the royal practice of selling it, either to viscounts or barons in respect of their fiefs, or to rich roturiers.
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  • His rule was popular and-beneficent; and though during the mutiny of 1857 his attitude was equivocal, he continued to enjoy the favour of the British government, being created G.C.S.I.
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  • The distance of this capital from Paris displeased Caroline; her relations with Napoleon became strained, and she associated herself with the equivocal movements of her husband in 1814-1815.
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  • Refusing to entangle himself in the abortive and equivocal schemes of Lepidus to subvert the Sullan constitution, Caesar took up the only instrument of political warfare left to the opposition by prosecuting two senatorial governors, Cn.
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  • When, however, in 1816 he was called upon to assist in the suppression of the Pindaris, though by the treaty of Gwalior (1817) he promised his co-operation, his conduct was so equivocal that in 1818 he was forced to sign a fresh treaty by which he ceded Ajmere and other lands.
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  • In order to preserve popular favor and their direction of the Republic, the Girondins had not dared to pronounce against the sentence of death, but had demanded an appeal to the people which was rejected; morally weakened by this equivocal attitude they were still more so by foreign events.
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  • Having been convicted of the libel he was liberated later in the year under circumstances that only became clear in 1864, when six letters were discovered in the Record Office from Defoe to a Government official, Charles Delaf aye, which, according to William Lee, established the fact that in 1718 at least Defoe was doing not only political work, but that it was of a somewhat equivocal kind - that he was, in fact, sub-editing the Jacobite Mist's Journal, under a secret agreement with the government that he should tone down the sentiments and omit objectionable items. He had, in fact, been released on condition of becoming a government agent.
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  • He does not tell us how it was prepared, but he describes the method of subliming it, which can leave no doubt that it was real sal ammoniac. In the Opera mineralia of Isaac Hollandus the elder, there is likewise a description of the mode of subliming sal ammoniac. Basil Valentine, in his Currus triumphalis antimonii, describes some of the peculiar properties of sal ammoniac in, if possible, a still less equivocal manner.
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  • Extremes meet; and those who believe only in body and those who believe only in mind, have an equal right to the equivocal term " monist."
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  • Unfortunately, however, he was discredited by a disreputable past, and yet more by the equivocal attitude he had to assume in order to maintain his authority.
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  • In the case of the human placenta, the evidence seems to be more equivocal.
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  • I desire now to direct attention to the very equivocal proceedings of the Crown with regard to this society.
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  • This seemed to him to be ' too equivocal ` .
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  • intradermal testing is a useful primary screening test but results are often equivocal.
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  • If the results with the anti-D reagents are discordant or equivocal, the tests should be repeated.
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  • equivocal about American foreign policy.
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  • Unfortunately, the word " phenomenon " is equivocal (see Mind, xiv.
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  • If the sample is equivocal, it can be repeated every 20 to 30 minutes.
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  • Acquaintance with foreign systems of twenty-eight lunar divisions tended doubtless to fix its position, which remained, nevertheless, always equivocal.
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  • The results from trials of P6 acupressure are equivocal.
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  • On the phase diagram we have favored the former rather than the latter explanation, although this conclusion is still equivocal at the moment.
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  • Intradermal testing is a useful primary screening test but results are often equivocal.
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  • The data from repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) studies in healthy volunteers is also equivocal with respect to HERA.
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  • equivocal with respect to the effect of ICT on literacy.
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  • equivocal weakly positive results were obtained in the mouse lymphoma assay.
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  • equivocal attitude to the female subject.
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  • equivocal response or a late response could allow the civil court to draw an adverse inference.
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  • However, this evidence should not be considered equivocal.
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  • equivocal evidence for a carcinogenic effect in male mice.
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  • equivocal position; the tests are quite clear.
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  • equivocal expressions, of metaphorical phrases, or of eccentric words.
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  • The Court adopted the following: 1. The cause of an injury or an episode that cannot be explained scientifically remain equivocal.
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  • His objections were so cautious as to seem equivocal; and so much the more destructive was the attack of the Committee's representatives.
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  • The answer was a rather equivocal " No " .
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