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mixed feelings

A partly positive and partly negative reaction to something, as in I have mixed feelings about this trip; I'd love to go but don't want to ride in that tiny car.
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  • Tito's mane bristled with mixed feelings at the sight of one of her own kind.

    Johnny Bear E. T. Seton
  • This proceeding was observed with mixed feelings by the other general.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • The mixed feelings they have towards America does not necessarily reflect this.

  • Roddy received the introduction of Vega into the scene with mixed feelings.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • In that murmur I could distinctly trace the signs of mixed feelings.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford

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