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Sentence with the adjective Ambiguous

1 example:

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

1 example:

Tom's sentences are very ambiguous.

Sentence with the equality degree of the adjective Ambiguous

1 example:

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

Other sentences

69 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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, )

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

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, )

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, )

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, )

"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 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, )

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 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, )

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, )

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, )

“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, )

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, )

Because the Earth’s interior was hotter in the Archaean eon, the oceanic crust may have been thicker, thereby making the oceanic lithosphere more buoyant than at present, and whether subduction and plate tectonics occurred during this time is ambiguous, both in the geological record and in geodynamic models.
(Nature, )

Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men, worked on the latter show and has previously declared himself a fan of Chase's ambiguous ending, yet the conclusion he crafted, emotionally satisfying and rich in the small connections we make each day, ultimately owed more to another great show about humanity: Alan Ball's Six Feet Under.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

While they refer to the event as a near-collision, the facts end up being far more ambiguous, and the characterization of this as a near-collision takes this story out of the category of straight journalism as the reporters (or editors who chose the headline) are choosing to credit one pilot's account (the helicopter pilot's) while disregarding the equally plausible claim of another pilot (the drone operator).
(Forbes - Technology, )

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