Example sentences for: ambivalence

How can you use “ambivalence” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Such a book as Africana simply washes the practitioners in the field in a sea of ambivalence, with a sense of lost faith, as we all stand before it a bit as Matthew Arnold stood before Dover Beach.

  • (An interesting question to consider is whether this legacy is more useful to Republicans--who can use it, as Bush did, to mediate their constituents' ambivalence toward government action--than it is to Democrats.

  • Bohemianism is a life self-consciously positioned on the margins in order to express ambivalence about the mainstream.

  • The screenwriter and novelist Hanif Kureishi ( My Beautiful Laundrette , 1985) has a yen for ambivalence, for situations in which no character has a monopoly on either rightness or wrongness.

  • Yes, it's ironic, but predictable, that people express ambivalence toward second or heritage languages: They attack languages such as Spanish that they perceive as a threat, while defending "cute" languages like Boontling (you and I are may be the only ones in the audience who know what that is) or "antique" languages like Cornish.


How many words do you know? Try our free vocabulary size test!


Search

Search for example sentences

Loading Loading...
Quantcast