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Examples of Ambivalence


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Spenser's sarcastic and joking remarks are often misinterpreted as signs of ambivalence and often taken too seriously.

Ambivalence is a wonderful tune to dance to. It has a rhythm all its own.
(Erica Jong)

The only thing that seems eternal and natural in motherhood is ambivalence.
(Jane Lazarre)

Ambivalence about family responsibilities has a long history in the corporate world.
(Rosabeth Moss Kanter)

We project our ambivalence into our parenting conventions.
(Forbes - Education, )

Unlike our southern neighbours, Canadians showed little ambivalence about getting involved.
(Janet Thomson and Manmeet Ahluwalia in CBC News - Canada, )

Claudia Llosa’s movie concerns a healer, her two sons and the ambivalence she feels about her gift.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

And that attitude of "sure, why not" ambivalence is precisely the problem with NBC's four-hour, two-part...
(Mary McNamara in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

Domestic violence campaigner Rosemary Batty says it's time to end community ambivalence to family violence.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Ambivalence and indecision are increasing in humans and something about life in the 21st century exacerbates it.
(The Vancouver Sun - Life, )

There's a story that always comes up when people talk about Rachel McAdams, one that reveals her ambivalence about the machinery of Hollywood.
(Los Angeles Times - Movies Now, )

French ambivalence towards Rafael Nadal has always been hard to understand and the defending champion must have wondered last night what more he has to do to please.
(The Independent - Tennis, )

Left of the Bang focuses on the tangled lives of a small cast: Tamsin struggles with both a failing music career and ambivalence towards her impotent boyfriend, Callum.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

The chairman of a key Senate panel Tuesday blocked $650 million in military aid for Egypt in a sign of Washington’s ambivalence over support for the authoritarian military government in Cairo.
(Paul Richter in Los Angeles Times - World News, )

Out at the old ballyard exploring the status of that 1st Amendment staple, the baseball heckler, because it's a cool ambivalence that will do us in, not the screamy passions of the borderline insane.
(Chris Erskine in Los Angeles Times - Baseball, )

Aside from widespread viewer ambivalence over the quality of Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama "The Newsroom" and an unexpected Emmy for star Jeff Daniels, the series has had a mostly uneventful three-season run.
(Patrick Kevin Day in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

Not far into Maylis de Kerangal’s extraordinary novel the narrator highlights the ambivalence the reader might be feeling: “The bridge against the forest, the economy against nature, movement against immobility – you wouldn’t have known who to cheer for”.
(The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

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