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ambiguous
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Catch-22
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  • Before meeting Yossarian, there was no one in the group with whom he felt at ease, and he was hardly at ease with Yossarian, whose frequent rash and insubordinate outbursts kept him almost constantly on edge and in an ambiguous state of enjoyable trepidation.
  • And the prose in the memoranda of other officers was always turgid, stilted, or ambiguous.
  • Yossarian smiled wryly at the futile and ridiculous cry for aid, then saw with a start that the words were ambiguous, realized with alarm that they were not, perhaps, intended as a call for police but as a heroic warning from the grave by a doomed friend to everyone who was not a policeman with a club and a gun and a mob of other policemen with clubs and guns to back him up.

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  • Her answer was ambiguous.
  • The Constitution of the United States is intentionally ambiguous — requiring human judgment to interpret difficult questions.

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