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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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?
Finally, the narrative voice also accentuates undecidability and ambivalency by rendering the end of the story in an enigmatic and roundabout way that leaves the reader unsure about how to interpret story-line and Mr.