ambidexter


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ambidexter

(ˌæmbɪˈdɛkstə)
n
someone who is ambidextrous
adj
ambidextrous
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Ambidexter was a famous Vice from the morality play tradition and the ubiquitous connection of the mass with theatricality made the theater a perfect medium through which to mount a veiled attack on the transubstantiation.
22) Thus deployed, the ambidexter logic of promotion, sensationalizing supposed facts of experience as it authenticates and legitimizes sensational narrative, undertakes to capitalize on the nascent market for mass print culture--and as such provides a troublesome precedent for linking biography to specifically literary or more broadly cultural representativeness in analyses of Ridge's novel.
The renowned Ambidexter moulded from earth the likeness of a modest maiden, by Kronos' son's design.
The fraudulent lawyers Avarus and Ambidexter and the servant Roger, especially in the interpolated passage in the 1573 edition, where Roger contemplates a criminal career, invoke the popular rogue literature of the 1550s and 1560s.
Similarly to Merry Report who was reluctant to reveal his name to Jupiter, Ambidexter from Cambises (1558-69) (10) is creating suspense too by delaying disclosure of who he is, what name he is called by.
After Ambidexter has fought with the ruffians and taken part in the lewd and comic conversation with Meretrix in scene 2, at the beginning of scene 3 he prepares to meet Sisamness and says he will behave like a gentleman: "Beholde where he cometh, I wil him meet: / And like a gentleman I meane him to greet" (305-6).
Though the man's even temper and discreet bearing would seem to intimate a mind peculiarly subject to the law of reason, not the less in heart he would seem to riot in complete exemption from that law, having apparently little to do with reason further than to employ it as an ambidexter implement for effecting the irrational.
Hephaestus is known as the ambidexter (Hesiod, Theogony 571, 579; Erga 70).
If he was not born a tyrant, Cambises is clearly shown to be predisposed to behave like a tyrant, and the Vice Ambidexter brings Cambises' wicked qualities to the fore.