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  • Her statement was equivocal.
  • an unequivocal statement
  • His statement of support was painfully equivocal.
  • I appreciated his unequivocal support.

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  • an unequivocal success
  • I am concerned about his equivocal reputation.
  • I am comforted by his unequivocal reputation.
  • These sentences, to sugar or to gall,
    Being strong on both sides, are equivocal:
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • I learned, moreover, at intervals, and through broken and equivocal hints, another singular feature of his mental condition.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • But the cause of death—unequivocally—was drowning.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars

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  • He was the one person I could count on, unequivocally, to say exactly what he meant, no hedging around.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • [Laughing equivocally.]
    Henrik Ibsen  --  Hedda Gabler
  • I experienced a sentiment half of horror, half of remorse, for the crime of which I had been guilty; but it was, at best, a feeble and equivocal feeling, and the soul remained untouched.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Black Cat
  • What an equivocal companion is this!
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • ...leaving me with no unequivocal answers about cheerleaders and their diet aids or...
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • Love’s the only thing in this world that is unequivocal.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • The Others answered that question with an unequivocal no. So what does that make me if I give Evan the same answer?
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • She believed, unequivocally, everything we told her: that she and Fiona would be all right here, among these strange animals, in a loop abandoned by its ymbryne.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Mr. Traynor had indicated unequivocally that he wished to commit suicide.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • In the end it was as simple and as unequivocal as that.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • He was tired, and he was drunk, he now knew unequivocally that he was drunk, and one should not call one’s daughter in such a state, especially when trying to instill her with confidence about his ability to provide for her.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • His statement that the park was reserved exclusively for baseball had seemed unequivocal.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • For a second, two seconds, they had exchanged an equivocal glance, and that was the end of the story.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Franz complimented Albert, who looked at himself in the glass with an unequivocal smile of satisfaction.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It’s hard to believe any water on earth could be so unequivocal.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The results were unequivocal.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • "What about…" Milkman searched his memory for some white person who had shown himself unequivocally supportive of Negroes.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • That man had his heroic and his equivocal sides.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But when all was said and done, Keith Clayton would be remembered by her with unequivocal gratitude.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • To-morrow morning I shall find my way to Coombe Tracey, and if I can see this Mrs. Laura Lyons, of equivocal reputation, a long step will have been made towards clearing one incident in this chain of mysteries.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • "You couldn’t get more equivocal, could you?"
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He only stated his unequivocal opinion of herself, her actions, her house and her new friends.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Elizabeth saw directly that her father had not the smallest intention of yielding; but his answers were at the same time so vague and equivocal, that her mother, though often disheartened, had never yet despaired of succeeding at last.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • "If this horse keeps working, his coffin bone will rotate until it punctures his sole, and then you’ll lose him," I say unequivocally.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • He made a curious grimace — one of his strange and equivocal demonstrations — threw down his cue and followed me from the room.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Thus, all things considered, Haley, with rather an equivocal grace, proceeded to the parlor, while Sam, rolling his eyes after him with unutterable meaning, proceeded gravely with the horses to the stable-yard.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • "The thing is but a trifle, and what you may often see if you tarry long among us," returned the scout, a good deal softened toward the man of song, by this unequivocal expression of gratitude.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • She’d been unequivocally supportive this morning nonetheless, and as he waited for the referee to blow his whistle, he knew he was playing as much for his sister as for himself.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • When I’d questioned Gordon Samel and Ken Thompson shortly after they’d discovered McCandless’s body, both men insisted, adamantly and unequivocally, that the big skeleton was the remains of a caribou, and they derided the greenhorns ignorance in mistaking the animal he killed for a moose.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • It’s difficult for me to believe I have power over him, of any sort, but I do; although it’s of an equivocal kind.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • His love was unequivocal.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Ang Dorje’s reply was a quick, unequivocal "No" - perhaps because none of Fischer’s Sherpas were there to share the work.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • She is the queen of heaven, and as goddess of love and of war an equivocal character; ’an awful and lovely goddess’ like Aphrodite.
    Unknown  --  The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Mordred said, in his equivocal musical voice, that he could understand a fishwife, but not a fish mistress.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • But that sea-title may to landsmen seem somewhat equivocal.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The reasons were still unclear, but the results unequivocal: space could affect reproduction and growth.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Your meaning must be unequivocal; no doubts or demurs: and such expressions of gratitude and concern for the pain you are inflicting as propriety requires, will present themselves unbidden to your mind, I am persuaded.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • "I see," says he, "you have improv’d by being so long in the Assembly; your equivocal project would be just a match for their wheat or other grain."
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • It started in Germany, arising as a reaction to the Enlightenment’s unequivocal emphasis on reason.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • A blare of to the astonished scenes in equivocal terms.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
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