ambivalency


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Noun1.ambivalency - mixed feelings or emotionsambivalency - mixed feelings or emotions    
feeling - the experiencing of affective and emotional states; "she had a feeling of euphoria"; "he had terrible feelings of guilt"; "I disliked him and the feeling was mutual"
conflict - opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings; "he was immobilized by conflict and indecision"
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He is excellent at finding metaphors and analogies that clear up sentimental ambivalency. He likens the student loan system to a bond market where "college admissions offices are the rating agencies for kids, and once the kid-bond is rated, it has four or so years until it's expected to produce a return." The federal government makes a decent profit from student loans, so Harris isn't surprised to find lawmakers of both parties preaching the merits of higher education.
Orthodox hierarchs who operate from this sacramental understanding of the human relationship with God and the world approach the issue of secularism from diverse points of view, presenting what appears to be an ambivalency to the modern world from Orthodox Christianity.
When Marie Stevens insists she loves her husband but is willing to cause him some pain, doesn't she suggest ambivalency in marriage?