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Sovereigns, as well as gods, have sometimes made use of equivocation.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Who would venture to assert that Paul, or that anybody, could catch the trick of equivocation in such a service?
EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE SECOND EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANSJAMES DENNEY
Anywhere, everywhere, he would have spoken his convictions without concealment, without equivocation.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
He is among those whose names have given rise to a word: "escobarderie" is a synonym for equivocation.
THE THOUGHTS OF BLAISE PASCALBLAISE PASCAL
But this is no equivocation, it is evidence there, that subordinate laws exist and nothing more.
EPIDEMICS EXAMINED AND EXPLAINED: OR, LIVING GERMS PROVED BY ANALOGY TO BE A SOURCE OF DISEASEJOHN GROVE
Stewart, in fact, really illustrated the equivocation between the two meanings of 'common sense.'
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
The attempt to conceal or evade this truth is the fatal source of all equivocation and confusion.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
After another painful pause, therefore, she brought the matter to an issue by a question too direct to admit of equivocation.
THE DEERSLAYERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
There is besides these, the doctrine of equivocation, which is a favorite shaft against the Society.
THE JESUITS, 1534-1921THOMAS J. CAMPBELL
Even while he trembled in anticipation of what was about to follow, he never contemplated equivocation.
THE PATHFINDERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
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WORDS RELATED TO EQUIVOCATION

  • artifice
  • contrivance
  • craft
  • device
  • dodge
  • equivocation
  • evasion
  • expediency
  • expedient
  • gambit
  • hoax
  • makeshift
  • maneuver
  • move
  • ploy
  • recourse
  • refuge
  • resort
  • resource
  • ruse
  • stopgap
  • strategy
  • substitute
  • subterfuge
  • wile
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