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Origin of ambivalence
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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.
The administration appears united behind Obama, but with an undercurrent of ambivalence that the president no doubt shares.How the Obama Administration Reversed Course on Syria Strikes|Eleanor Clift, Josh Rogin|August 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In content, they deal in lost loves, lost opportunities, and the ambivalence inspired by a difficult childhood.
After 10 years of marriage, our ambivalence towards kids has been consistent.Why I Choose to Be Child-Free: Readers Share Their Stories|Harry Siegel|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But now also the psychological fatality of ambivalence demands its rights.
With the decline of this ambivalence the taboo, as the compromise symptom of the ambivalent conflict, also slowly disappeared.
"simultaneous conflicting feelings," 1924 (1912 as ambivalency), from German Ambivalenz, coined 1910 by Swiss psychologist Eugen Bleuler (1857-1939) on model of German Equivalenz "equivalence," etc., from Latin ambi- "both" (see ambi-) + valentia "strength," from present participle of valere "be strong" (see valiant). A psychological term that by 1929 had taken on a broader literary and general sense.