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equivocal
used in The Mill on the Floss

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unclear in meaning — especially where opposing interpretations are reasonable (sometimes intentionally)
  • For when the defendant's claim for costs had been satisfied, there would remain the friendly bill of Mr. Gore, and the deficiency at the bank, as well as the other debts which would make the assets shrink into unequivocal disproportion; "not more than ten or twelve shillings in the pound," predicted Mr. Deane, in a decided tone, tightening his lips; and the words fell on Tom like a scalding liquied, leaving a continual smart.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (19% in)
  • Lightly to admit conduct in one of your own family that would force you to alter your will, had never been the way of the Dodsons; and though Mrs. Glegg had always augured ill of Maggie's future at a time when other people were perhaps less clear-sighted, yet fair play was a jewel, and it was not for her own friends to help to rob the girl of her fair fame, and to cast her out from family shelter to the scorn of the outer world, until she had become unequivocally a family disgrace.
    7.3 -- Book 7 Chapter 3 -- Showing That Old Acquaintances Are Capable…. (9% in)

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