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ambiguity
 n.  state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
Classic Sentence:
1  Lily was in fact becoming more and more aware of a certain ambiguity in her situation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
2  "Well, I married him," said Myrtle, ambiguously.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
3  Once again, Lily had withdrawn from an ambiguous situation in time to save her self-respect, but too late for public vindication.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
4  Then again, Stubb was one of those odd sort of humorists, whose jollity is sometimes so curiously ambiguous, as to put all inferiors on their guard in the matter of obeying them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
5  He exhibited ambiguous prudence and awkward daring.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—TO ONE SADNESS OPPOSE A SADNESS AND A HALF
6  The ambiguous phrase by means of which Montparnasse had warned Gavroche of the presence of the policeman, contained no other talisman than the assonance dig repeated five or six times in different forms.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
7  Gerty had tried to veil her failure in tender ambiguities; but Carry, always the soul of candour, put the case squarely to her friend.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
8  He kept it up a long time in the inn, got off a lot of allegories and ambiguities so that you couldn't make out head or tail.
The Inspector-General By Nicolay Gogol
Get Context   In ACT III
Example Sentence: (18 in 2 pages)
1  Don't touch ambiguity when you are in love.
2  Much British humour depends on ambiguity.
3  Incorrect choice of words leads to ambiguity for the reader.
4  From the later fourth century, this ideal offered puzzled Christians a means to define their identity without ambiguity.
5  There is a degree of ambiguity in this statement.
6  There was an element of ambiguity in the president's reply.
7  When keeping the ambiguity with you ,I fear I will fall in love with you, and I fear I will cry after your leaving.
8  To remove any ambiguity we have to acquire more accurate information.
9  Thus, a trace of ambiguity in the data can lower success rate.
10  This ambiguity is also becoming part of US policy toward Israel, we all have to guess the next step.
11  This agreement is very ambiguous and open to various interpretations.
12  He gave me an ambiguous answer.
13  It has sown confusion and anxiety among researchers by giving birth to the ambiguous concept of sensitive but unclassified research.
14  The government has been ambiguous on this issue.
15  The language in the Minister's statement is highly ambiguous.