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Sentence with the adjective Ambiguous

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How Greeks interpret an ambiguous question is going to determine the outcome of its referendum Sunday, which was cleared to go ahead by a Greek court on Friday.
(CBC News in CBC News - World, )

Sentence with the comparative degree of the adjective Ambiguous

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That said, the self-identities of Americans in Canada have been more ambiguous than they tend to be for members of more visible immigrant groups, long before the U.S. began its notorious attempt to catch tax cheaters through the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, better known as FATCA.
(The Vancouver Sun - News, )

Sentence with the absolute superlative degree of the adjective Ambiguous

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Tom's sentences are very ambiguous.

Sentence with the equality degree of the adjective Ambiguous

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The speaker was ambiguous as to how much firewood we actually had to bring.


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And let me just say, if a 30-year old, sexually ambiguous, Ayn-Rand disciple and a 52-year old, twice-married, thrice engaged Hollywood leading man can't make it, than what chance do the rest of us have?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

What an ambiguous expression!

Niobe is an ambiguous character.

Our words are potentially ambiguous.

I admit this is an ambiguous answer.

He might say something ambiguous again.

Let's add ambiguous sentences more often.

The meaning of this sentence is ambiguous.

He may well just say something ambiguous again.

He might possibly say something ambiguous again.

The main feature of this scheme is still ambiguous.

His ambiguous reply made her all the more irritated.

Ambiguous phrases often beget funny interpretations.

An ambiguous sentence is very difficult to translate.

Ambiguous phrases often lead to amusing interpretations.

Ambiguous phrases in general lead to amusing interpretations.

The word "Entbindung" "birth" is ambiguous, it can also mean "death".

Perhaps the surface of Jupiter is like ambiguous slush under dense poisonous gases.

This time, the exam was not just difficult, but also, the questions were ambiguous.

One may add matres lectionis when the word could be ambiguous, but surely it is not obligatory.

Bill Clinton spoke in ambiguous language when asked to describe his relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

Far from being but the object of their ambiguous relation, Mary was the subject of all Tom's attention.

All knowledge is ambiguous.
(J.S. Habgood)

Those 12 years, they were ambiguous at best.
(Lindsey Buckingham)

I would like to provoke ambiguous responses in my readers.
(James Ellroy)

I left the ending ambiguous, because that is the way life is.
(Bernardo Bertolucci)

I think great art is always ambiguous and can't be pinned down.
(Stephen Rea)

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

Stuff that's hidden and murky and ambiguous is scary because you don't know what it does.
(Jerry Garcia)

The ambiguous orientation of Japan drove the country into the position of an invader in Asia.
(Kenzaburo Oe)

He's an ethically ambiguous cop in TNT's period drama.
(USA Today - Entertainment, )

The landscape of edtech can be confusing, ambiguous, and contradictory.
(Forbes - Education, )

However, rescreening policies are ambiguous, resulting in unnecessary testing.
(Nature Reviews Urology, )

The system is designed to effectively handle new and ambiguous search queries.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

An eight-day visit by Pope Francis leaves some ambiguous pronouncements behind.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Here's why we're not worried about the antihero's current ambiguous predicament.
(The Hollywood Reporter - TV, )

The company’s corporate bylaws are ambiguous about paying employees’ legal fees.
(The New York Times - Business, )

This horror series remains ambiguous and mesmerizing at the start of its second season.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Michelle Francl suggests that chemists should relax and not fret over ambiguous language.
(Nature Chemistry, )

Zzyym was born with ambiguous genitalia and identifies as intersex, neither male nor female.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

Despite recent advances in characterizing cell types, classification schemes remain ambiguous.
(Nature Reviews Genetics, )

Francois Ozon's portrait of a teenage prostitute is intimate, ambiguous and utterly intriguing.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Entertainment, )

Teresa Ward, 58, from Motherwell, Scotland, had sent an ambiguous text message to the cake maker.
(Daily Mail - News, )

His monument is a perfect ambiguous expression of Victorian conflict between lust and righteousness.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Plus, the 'Leftovers' star weighs in with his take on the critically acclaimed HBO drama's ambiguous ending.
(The Hollywood Reporter - TV, )

Herein, important and potentially difficult ambiguous cases that oncologists might come across are discussed.
(Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, )

The Sopranos has been celebrated for its ambiguous series finale, which left the fate of mob boss Tony Soprano unknown.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

Ambiguous information such as the location, time, price and date of purchases is sufficient to give away your identity!
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

Weiner, the creator of “Mad Men,” discussed the show’s ambiguous finale in a talk at the New York Public Library.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

There’s nothing wrong with an ambiguous ending, but the whole film sometimes feels as if it’s waiting to get started.
(Stephen Farber in The Hollywood Reporter - Reviews, )

Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe has praised his players but offered some ambiguous comments on the Glory's salary cap drama.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

It started with a single, ambiguous bullet-point, but Pond is now leading the emerging world of social education platforms.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

Learning which environmental cues predict harm is paramount to survival, yet evidence for these associations is often ambiguous.
(Nature Neuroscience, )

The Liberals speak constantly of strengthening the Canadian middle class, but any precise definition has always been ambiguous at best.
(Joanna Smith in CBC News - Politics, )

The association between Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) eruption volatiles and the end-Triassic mass extinction remains ambiguous.
(Nature Communications, )

Uber is testing a colour coded device called SPOT in attempts to become less ambiguous, and make sure you never hop into the wrong car again.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

While there is a growing concern in the use of such alternatives, the outcome of the study is ambiguous with regard to vaping practice in teens.
(Tech Times - Health, )

The histone-modifying PRC2 complex has an ambiguous role in cancer, bearing both oncogenic and tumor-suppressive features depending on cell type.
(Nature Genetics, )

With psychological thrillers told from a female point of view a hot genre, male writers find an ambiguous pen name doesn’t hurt; trying on a bra.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

From the autocorrect fail that gave us Lady Gaga to Calvin Harris' wish to remain racially ambiguous, these are the stories behind the stage names.
(USA TODAY in USA Today - Entertainment, )

Corneliu Porumboiu’s ”When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism” consists of only 17 shots, and the truth in each scene remains ambiguous.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

Kristen Stewart's movie "Personal Shopper" was booed at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, in part because of the supernatural drama's ambiguous ending.
(UPI - Entertainment News, )

The ambiguous barrier mechanism of nuclear pore complexes has now been resolved through structural analysis with high-speed atomic force microscopy.
(Nature Nanotechnology, )

Some companies are offering more generous paid leave, but the message from the top is ambiguous, as Marissa Mayer’s recent announcement highlights.
(The New York Times - Health, )

Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.
(The New York Times - Pro-Football, )

Xavier Becerra offered an ambiguous answer Sunday when asked if Hillary Clinton's campaign was vetting him to be the Democratic Party's vice presidential nominee.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

Although twentieth-century trends in drought regimes are ambiguous, across many regions more frequent and severe droughts are expected in the twenty-first century.
(Nature, )

Adrian Peterson has spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings.
(The Vancouver Sun - Football, )

Caregiving is always tough, but it's that much tougher when caregivers have to rely on family ties that are ambiguous, strained or virtually nonexistent, suggests a study.
(Science Daily - News, )

Christopher Nolan has discussed the controversial and ambiguous ending to his film Inception, which saw a spinning top rotating and wobbling a little before cutting to black.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Researchers from Durham University and University College London suggest that voice-hearers have an enhanced tendency to detect meaningful speech patterns in ambiguous sounds.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

"If it bleeds, it leads," is the mantra of the LA TV networks whose news gathering practices are scrutinised in Dan Gilroy's wonderfully creepy and ambiguous thriller Nightcrawler.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

The word, which was in the news recently in some coverage of the Mike Duffy trial, is a deeply ambiguous term with a complex history and an unsettling variety of possible meanings.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

The peak national body representing companies including Apple, Google, Telstra, and Optus has said that the Australian government's draft data-retention legislation is too ambiguous.
(ZDNet Australia, )

Laura Mvula’s flexible musical mind sets her apart from pop singers she might otherwise be bracketed with, favouring ambiguous emotions and unpredictable jazz and classical contours.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Research at the California Institute of Technology has found that the amygdala - an almond-shaped set of neurons - controls a person's fear response in the face of an ambiguous threat.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Researchers at the University of Glasgow have studied the brains of observers as they looked at Salvador Dali's famous ambiguous painting Slave Market with Disappearing Bust of Voltaire.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

Out of the four acts at the top, there are two women, two African Americans and, in Frank Ocean, one romantically ambiguous singer who makes a refusal to define himself a part of his art.
(Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

The genetic code, initially thought to be universal and immutable, is now known to contain many variations, including biased codon usage, codon reassignment, ambiguous decoding and recoding.
(Nature Reviews Microbiology, )

After the NHL set ambiguous guidelines in preparation for the bad weather at the 2017 Winter Classic in St. Louis, Roberto Luongo was reminded of his experience at the 2014 Heritage Classic.
(Sophie Baron in CBC Sports, )

Polls have opened in Britain's national election, a contest that is expected to produce an ambiguous result, a period of frantic political horse-trading and a bout of national soul-searching.
(The Associated Press in CBC News - World, )

While it has been recognized as a syndrome for well over 100 years, the clinical definition of premature ejaculation has been vague, ambiguous, and lacking in objective and quantitative criteria.
(Science Daily - News, )

In “Stand-Off at Hwy #37,” a world premiere by Native Voices at the Autry, playwright Vickie Ramirez probes the ambiguous political landscape between Native and non-Native American territories.
(Margaret Gray in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

The discovery of such stable oscillations thus potentially offers an alternative and less ambiguous means of mass determination for intermediate-mass black holes, but has hitherto not been realized.
(Nature, )

Qatar’s Ooredoo and Norway’s Telenor face struggles with bureaucracy, ambiguous land ownership structures, hiring and even religious tensions in their efforts to depose Myanmar’s national operator.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

The constitutional court of Germany ruled Wednesday that the country must create a third gender category for people who do not identify as either male or female or were born with ambiguous sexual traits.
(The New York Times - World News, )

The Mexican government's human rights agency is urging the army not to use ambiguous terms in orders, after activists revealed the army had essentially issued a directive to troops to kill suspected criminals.
(Fox News - World, )

Its connection to the Mott insulator phase at low doping (hole concentration, p) remains ambiguous and its relation to the charge order that reconstructs the Fermi surface at intermediate doping is still unclear.
(Nature, )

David Bowie, the chameleon-like star who transformed the sound — and the look — of rock with his audacious creativity and his sexually ambiguous makeup and costumes, died Sunday, two days after his 69th birthday.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

The wife of former Baltimore Ravens’ football player Ray Rice said in an interview that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was not truthful when he described Rice as ambiguous about striking her in an elevator early this year.
(The New York Times - Pro-Football, )

Although the military coined the acronym VUCA, which represents the extremely volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous conditions that are often encountered in battle, the business world has adopted the relevant term to its own environment.
(Forbes - Technology, )

A blanket ban should be introduced on so-called designer vagina surgery on under-18s to meet concerns that the law which prohibits female genital mutilation is ambiguous and promotes “double standards”, an influential group of MPs has found.
(The Independent - Health & Families, )

A few days after issuing the Kiobel ruling restricting the scope of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), the Supreme Court has agreed to hear another case dealing with the ambiguous law often used to bring civil actions for human rights violations committed abroad.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

In an unprecedented move since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will impose direct rule in Catalonia unless the region's leader, Carles Puigdemont, retracts by 4 a.m. ET an ambiguous declaration of independence he made last week.
(Reuters in CBC News - World, )

“Gone Girl” was already one of the most anticipated movies of the fall, what with David Fincher taking on the Gillian Flynn bestseller about a young wife who goes missing -- and the always interesting, frequently polarizing Ben Affleck in the lead role of the ambiguous Nick Dunne.
(Steven Zeitchik in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

LAWRENCE BOOTH IN MELBOURNE: Kevin Pietersen has insisted he is 'not giving any energy' to the furore that has marred England’s preparations for the fourth Ashes Test at Melbourne following Graeme Swann’s ambiguous parting comments about players who are ‘up their own backsides’.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

It’s long been accused of adopting an at best ambiguous role in the fight against organised crime in Sicily, but the Catholic Church has now taken a symbolic stand against the Mafia in its Palermo heartland by refusing to give sacrament to the son of a notorious Cosa Nostra crime lord.
(The Independent - World News, )

In a new article, a researcher examines the basic emotions of grief, fear/anxiety, anger, shame and pride as they appear in scientific literature in an attempt to take a first step in defining them. "Emotion terms, especially in English, are wildly ambiguous," he writes in the paper's introduction.
(Science Daily - News, )

Spanish authorities gave Catalonia's separatist leader five days to explain whether his ambiguous statement on secession was a formal declaration of independence and warned Wednesday that his answer dictated whether they would apply never-used constitutional powers to curtail the region's autonomy.
(The Denver Post - Politics, )

The accelerating growth may result from increased photolytic production of condensable organic species in the afternoon, and the presence of a possible Kelvin (curvature) effect, which inhibits organic vapour condensation on the smallest particles (the nano-Köhler theory), has so far remained ambiguous.
(Nature, )

To Julien Frydman, a new exhibition of decades-old Los Angeles Police Department crime scene photos is not so much a collection of facts in black and white but rather one big ambiguous storm of gray, a trove of stories where truth isn't a neat circle but rather a shape-shifting cloud open to interpretation.
(Craig Nakano in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

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