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.

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