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She has expressed much ambivalence over the years but never officially ruled it out.Carolyn Hax: Your wife still won’t talk about having kids after 15 years of stalling|Carolyn Hax|May 21, 2021|Washington Post
Despite a nice conversation, “there is a little bit of ambivalence or apathy after the initial date,” Shiri said, unable to pinpoint the reasons.
This reflects, for Strohminger, the larger evolutionary ambivalence that disgust stems from, since we “must balance the need for nutrition against the peril of toxic comestibles, the need to socialize against the threat of communicable disease.”
I shy away from iconic imagery because it is so definitive, so open and shut, whereas the experiences I’ve had have been filled with uncertainty and ambivalence.A Photographer's Unflinching Gaze on The War on Terror's Consequences|W.J. Hennigan|March 22, 2021|Time
The ambivalence is embodied in Cecilia Villalobos, Urique’s former director of tourism and co-organizer of the town’s famous race.
But there is much ambivalence between her bright colors and sharp lines.Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine|Tom Arnold-Forster|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The ambivalence is reflected in U.S. policy, which often has served to complicate aid delivery in conflict zones.
A strong note of ambivalence is also present in the conflict over love and duty between Gromov and his wife.
All parties display ambivalence, all the characters lie to themselves, everyone has someone else they blame.The Feminist Aesthetic of ‘Happy Valley’: A Refusal to Eroticize Violence Against Women|Batya Ungar-Sargon|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The see-sawing ambivalence neatly reflects how badly and misguidedly politicians and political parties approach women.
But now also the psychological fatality of ambivalence demands its rights.
Once again he was conscious of a strange ambivalence in his attitude.Turning Point|Alfred Coppel
With the decline of this ambivalence the taboo, as the compromise symptom of the ambivalent conflict, also slowly disappeared.
He remembers this leading to an intense relationship that he looks back upon with a disturbing ambivalence.Against The Grain|Joris-Karl Huysmans