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Examples of Ambiguity

Sentences with the noun Ambiguity

10 examples:

Life is full of ambiguity.

There is just so much beauty in ambiguity!

I look for ambiguity when I'm writing because life is ambiguous.
(Keith Richards)

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.
(Theodor W. Adorno)

On the road from the City of Skepticism, I had to pass through the Valley of Ambiguity.
(Adam Smith)

There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words.
(Thomas Reid)

Scientists differ over the definition of an El Nino event but the ambiguity doesn't end there.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Computer scientists have developed software that resolves the ambiguity of names within texts automatically.
(Science Daily - News, )

The questions it raises go to the heart of our existence together as a nation; the issues it touches are fundamental, yet pregnant with ambiguity.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

The ambiguity is appropriate, given McGuinness’ intent to depict an all-too realistic tragedy in terms of existential psychology rather than ideology — a goal taken to heart in a gritty revival from NoHo’s the Group Rep.
(Philip Brandes in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

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34 examples:

Sometimes translations do create ambiguity.

In English there is a choice between closed and open punctuation; in the former, the writer uses all punctuation that can legitimately be used, whereas in the latter the writer leaves out all punctuation that can be left out without creating ambiguity.

Neurosis is the inability to tolerate ambiguity.
(Sigmund Freud)

Ambiguity in directors is a hard thing to deal with.
(Skeet Ulrich)

I'm a participant in the doctrine of constructive ambiguity.
(Vernon A. Walters)

If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious.
(Kingman Brewster Jr.)

The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.
(Scott Turow)

If I take refuge in ambiguity, I can assure you that it's quite conscious.
(Frank Boyden)

The use of the polygraph has done little more than create confusion, ambiguity and mistakes.
(Aldrich Ames)

Take advantage of the ambiguity in the world. Look at something and think what else it might be.
(Roger von Oech)

But SoundCloud's legal ambiguity is already starting to change.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Most people won’t kill for ambiguity, but they might kill for a sure thing.
(The Vancouver Sun - World, )

They're good guy/bad guy adventures as unconcerned with ambiguity as fairy tales.
(Robert Abele in Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

Ambiguity leads to uncertainty, which leads to misunderstandings and then litigation.
(Forbes - Business, )

In spite of the ambiguity, Google, along with a group of investors, poured $542 million into the company.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Resolve to encourage a young entrepreneur in 2015 by helping them reduce their fear of risk and ambiguity.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

In the end, Greek voters preferred ambiguity about their future to the certainty of more economic hardships.
(Los Angeles Times - World News, )

With adroit dissonances and harmonic ambiguity, Fauré’s Requiem is a work of aural beauty and subtle expression.
(The Wall Street Journal - Lifestyle, )

In this episode, lots of ambiguity, a touch of creepiness and a combination of disturbing and beautiful visual imagery.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

The nature of being an entrepreneur means that you fully embrace ambiguity and are comfortable with being challenged regularly.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Ambiguity is the intrigue in "The Two Faces of January," the new thriller starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac.
(Betsy Sharkey in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

There was no ambiguity in how Coral Forslund felt when the man responsible for her sister’s hit-and-run death was finally sentenced to prison.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

It's shot through with so much ambiguity and vagueness that it's barely worth wasting processor power on – but the computer wouldn't know that.
(The Independent - Gadgets & Tech, )

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s ambiguity, meant to keep the moderate opposition happy while placating the hard-liners, has been part of his strategy for more than a decade.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Coding ambiguity for hematology-oncology diagnoses were studied recently to anticipate challenges all providers may face during the transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM.
(Science Daily - News, )

Experts say that, while the idea seems simple and compelling, ambiguity surrounding global definitions and metrics actually creates risks for forest conservation and accountability.
(Science Daily - News, )

The low sensitivity of the standard diagnostic test leads to considerable ambiguity in determining the main transmission routes of infection, which exacerbates the continuing scientific debate.
(Nature, )

Britain could be without an effective government for up to six weeks after the election because of constitutional ambiguity and badly-drafted legislation that could result in further political chaos.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

Upon further review, the clearest statement Sunday at the United Center came from the Chicago Blackhawks in a -1 victory over the Kings that left no ambiguity they are as strong mentally as physically.
(David Haugh in Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Surprise, deception and misdirection, and strategic ambiguity, never before prominent characteristics of the Russian approach to conflict, have all figured strongly in the Kremlin's involvement in Ukraine.
(Forbes - Business, )

A rule that would have made it difficult for importers to avoid paying a tariff on iPods has been quietly dropped by the Canada Border Services Agency, but there is still ambiguity around other requirements.
(CBC News - Canada, )

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was noncommittal about his NFL future after his team's playoff loss on Sunday but there was no ambiguity concerning the team's general manager when it came to the future Hall of Famer.
(The New York Times - Pro-Football, )

President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

He speaks fluent, idiomatic English, but here I would gloss the Girona-based writer’s idea of “worst” to mean most contested, least resolved – in short, all the unfinished business of modern Spain. “There are answers but they are not the answers of journalists, of historians, of judges,” Cercas says of his books. “This ambiguity is the space that the writer gives to the reader in order to make the book his own … Without ambiguity, there is no literature.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

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