Example sentences for: ambivalent

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

  • The Dutch St. Nicholas was an ambivalent figure: He was lean and solemn, and he gave bad children birch rods.

  • Newsweek 's David Ansen is more ambivalent, saying it's "alternately amazing and annoying ...

  • Her mother, Joanne Simpson, is widely assumed to be a prototype for Adele August, the exuberantly selfish mother in Anywhere But Here ; her brother, Apple Computer's Steve Jobs, is similarly thought to be a prototype for Tom Owens, the biotech mogul in her last novel, A Regular Guy . (To read an ambivalent Harvard Advocate article by Simpson's niece, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, about her own story's being appropriated in the latter work, click here.)

  • With a habit of disappearing during moments of crisis at the studio, Guber came across to friends as ambivalent, at best, about working for the Japanese.

  • The cover story is ambivalent about laser eye surgery.


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