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am·biv·a·lent

(am-biv'ă-lent),
Relating to or characterized by ambivalence.

am·biv·a·lent

(am-biv'ă-lĕnt)
Relating to or characterized by ambivalence.

ambivalence

(am-biv′ă-lĕns) [ ambi- + L. valentia, strength]
In psychology, coexistence of contradictory feelings about an object, person, or idea.
ambivalent (-lĕnt), adjective
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There are two possible explanations for this: One is that ambivalently attached children who are fearful, anxious, and hyperactive (Brenning, Soenens, Braet, & Bosmans, 2012), may not keep away from social contact; instead they may make more effort in searching for dependence on social relationships, although they remain passive and wary in doing so.
This book shows that the cultural work of secularization is best conceived much more broadly, not only as the displacement of religious affect into the mind of the lyric poet but also as the transformation of prior narratives into powerfully affective, performatively spectacular works available to people of every social rank, works that ambivalently endorse the new authority of the domestic woman, theatrical technique, and the reformist public sphere.
As a senior at Stuyvesant High School, four blocks from the World Trade Center, she fled among classmates and teachers "up the West Side Highway as the towers fell." Now Deutsch confesses that she feels "ambivalently, uncomfortably grateful for having experienced 9/11: I don't know who I'd be without it."
MANY people react ambivalently to the periodic news that Merseyside is to continue receiving economic assistance from the European Union.
The celebratory final scene on the festival meadow is relocated to an ambivalently indoors/outdoors setting where a fairground rotunda--its carnival time--and pillars take up valuable space.
Not surprisingly, he has now positioned himself and his troops ambivalently between the revolutionaries and Vice-President Hadi, refusing to support any particular plan or endorse youth demands.
Both essays in this section confirm that in the early modern period there was a tendency to 'respond ambivalently to the sexualized dimensions of healthy bodies' (p.
This move, which is set to be ambivalently received in the Muslim world, also breaks the National Transitional Council from the Gaddafi regime, which does not have any diplomatic relations with Israel.
Widder's formulation views time ambivalently, both as the structure of what moves in time and as time's own movement.
Although the book is not focused precisely on de Lubac, he dominates it, even as his influence seems rather ambivalently acknowledged.
The works on offer in section two comprise, broadly, those with a marked literary theme of overt participation in nation-building, countered by writing that demonstrates a contesting rhetoric responding ambivalently to the former.
The thing Beatrice and so many of the other characters in Foreign Bodies are all trying to do, that unification of old and new, Jew and Gentile, America and the venerable Western culture it inherited and has (ambivalently) carried forward?