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Examples of Ambiguity

Sentences with the noun Ambiguity

15 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)

Frank McAndrew believes we are scared of them as a response to the ambiguity of threat.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

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, )

Jonathan Quick is typically short and succinct with his comments, and his sentiment about his World Cup experience left no ambiguity.
(Los Angeles Times - Tennis, )

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, )

Rob Hillard, managing partner at Deloitte Consulting, believes it is the ambiguity of a future job description that is holding students back from embracing a career in STEM.
(ZDNet Australia, )

Researchers describe how dopamine-releasing neurons, which produce teaching signals for the brain, weigh the ambiguity of sensory information when they assess how successfully past experiences have guided a new decision.
(Science Daily - News, )

People who struggle to cope with uncertainty or the ambiguity of potential future threats may have an unusually large striatum, an area of the brain already associated with general anxiety disorder, according to research.
(Science Daily - News, )

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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51 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, )

Four words, no ambiguity, just a crashing wave of guitars and synthetic noise to underscore it.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

As a new presidential administration comes into power, ambiguity reigns for the biodiesel industry.
(Los Angeles Times - Tennis, )

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, )

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, )

Kristen Stewart is playing the ambiguity game and she's embracing it, especially when it comes to her sexual orientation.
(Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

Lately, it has not been death, but ambiguity of death, that has generated the most publicity for television's top-rated shows.
(CBC News in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

This approach, known as calculated ambiguity, has worked for 60 years, and no one knows if changing this would be good or bad.
(Forbes - Technology, )

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, )

When preparing for a world fraught with ambiguity and contradiction, a rock-solid, single-sex foundation is an option to consider.
(Forbes - Education, )

Business leaders must do their part to remove the strategic ambiguity that holds their organizations back from achieving more with their data.
(Brent Dykes, Contributor in Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

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, )

Estimates of global forest area vary widely; this discrepancy is now shown to originate primarily from ambiguity in the definition of ‘forest’.
(Nature Climate Change, )

A member of a class-action lawsuit received a Walmart gift card as part of a settlement, but because of a legal ambiguity, the real gift may be for the lawyers.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Writer-director Nick Gillespie’s horror/war hybrid “Tank 432” aims for queasily unsettling ambiguity, but lands in a place that’s more tedious and confusing.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

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, )

In measurements that employ phase retrieval algorithms, such as coherent diffraction imaging, reconstruction of one-dimensional signals is challenging due to ambiguity issues.
(Nature Communications, )

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, )

It ticks all the boxes for what people like these days: open world, shooter mechanics, RPG progression, moral ambiguity, etc. It's done very well, and it has the potential to do better.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The current legal ambiguity concerning cross-border law enforcement requests for data has slowed down investigations and leaves consumer privacy at risk, Google argued in Washington, DC.
(ZDNet US, )

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, )

Conservative and liberal prelates in the Catholic Church have put forth sharply different readings of Pope Francis’ teaching on divorce—a situation complicated by the pontiff’s own ambiguity.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

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, )

Hillary Clinton had been preparing Friday to have the conversation about criminal justice that she has had throughout her campaign, one in which there is no ambiguity about which Americans are under attack.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

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, )

A shifting timescale, combined with ambiguity in the relationships of late Palaeozoic actinopterygians, highlights this part of the fossil record as a major frontier in understanding the evolutionary assembly of modern vertebrate diversity.
(Nature, )

In this Wednesday, Dec. 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump attends a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla. As Trump shapes his policy agenda ahead of next month’s inauguration, he is trafficking in the same ambiguity that was a hallmark of his presidential campaign.
(John Mauldin, Contributor in Forbes - Business, )

NFL owners have been deafening in their silence on why a player who threw 16 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions just last year is now not even one of the 96 best quarterbacks in the NFL. The ambiguity in rules and messaging hurts the brand now and whenever the next social messenger arises.
(Roger Groves, Contributor in Forbes - Business, )

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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