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(dŭb′l) [L. duplus, twofold]
Duplicate, or combining two qualities.
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Q. what is the cause for double vision

A. Double vision, or diplopia, as it's called, may be due to many conditions, including disorders of the muscles of the eye (extra-ocular muscles) and the nerves controlling them, disorders of the eye ball (enlarged eyeball as in Graves' ), and sometimes disorders of vision.

Diplopia may manifest important conditions, so consulting a doctor (e.g. neurologist or ophthalmologist) may be wise.

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Q. I have fibromyalgia and am having terrible vision problems...double, blurred, feel off blance.Is this common?

A. Blurry vision is not a usual symptom in fibromyalgia. If you are experiencing this on a permenant basis you should see a doctor- either a neurologist or an ophthalmologist to rule out other vision conditions that might be causing this.

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This last poem has its own take on doubleness: no longer the tangling together of before and after, epitomized by the ironic echo, it offers instead a carnival stage show that tears mere prettiness aside to replace it with sudden Beauty.
Doubleness: Through the incarnation, Christ is presented as fully human and fully divine.
But Double Talk is concerned with more than one kind of doubleness. Newfoundland author Lisa Moore, interviewed on The Walrus Blog a few years ago, claimed that Newfoundlanders possess "two separate identities mixing together": Canada and Newfoundland.
For Hall, the "doubleness of similarity and difference" characterizes the production of Caribbean cultural identities.
Specifically, "doubleness" arises because the gothic self is "blocked off from something it ought normally have access to" (12).
And you, Gail, though you seem almost frozen, are you sure you won't abandon the crowded, calcified armor of your story of what was given, what freely chosen-- The phrase "what was given, what freely chosen" characterizes a doubleness or multiplicity I find moving in its careful self-reflection.
This difficulty forms a doubleness of connection and division that reveals relation as beautifully textured and deeply bound.
After a brief introductory chapter evoking the example of the slippery doubleness of Erasmus's fool Moria in Praise of Folly and invoking the New Critical approach of William Empson, chapter 2 describes foolery from Launce in Two Gentlemen of Verona, the Dromios in Comedy of Errors, Bottom and Puck in Midsummer Night's Dream, and Dogberry in Much Ado through Touchstone in As You Like It, Feste in Twelfth Night, and Lavatch and Parolles in All's Well That Ends Well.
Feinbergs chapter thus builds on Malkin's analysis of the Jewish actor's capacity for on-stage doubleness as a social strategy to hide his identity as a Jew, while revealing a specific Jewish expressive creativity.
In this paper I want to tell a story about race, whiteness and mothering as told through the "doubleness" of my experience as a white mother to Aboriginal children but I hesitate, unsure of how to start such a "personalised whiteness writing" (Brewster, 2009, p.
His own personal "doubleness," his constant perception of himself from the other's standpoint, his acute awareness of the offence of his language and perhaps his very existence, all this is subtly fused in the narrative with the doubleness of the history of racial division, the inbuilt possibility in the society and the cultural moment that Gilead represents of more than one story being told.