equivocator


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Synonyms for equivocator

a respondent who avoids giving a clear direct answer

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Narrated exquisitely by the devilish Equivocator (Kevin Harvey) who lives up to his namesake with a performance both comic and menacing, Magpies is a fast-paced and never predictable drama.
In a play rich in language, our guide is the devilish Equivocator (played by Kevin Harvey, complete with horns) who is the embodiment of weasel-words and double meaning.
The explosive plot unfolds through the eyes of the horned Equivocator.
The performances are scarcely less incendiary, moving through a tight sequence of 15 scenes linked by McGuinness's invention of The Equivocator, a satyr-like figure who is part narrator, part interrogator.
While Adams was undoubtedly a master of both the art world and environmental activism by his middle age, during his youth he was a great equivocator.
A year after he joined the Post's editorial board in 1985, his close friend Ward Sinclair, a Post reporter at the time, joshingly presented him with a bottle of whiskey labeled "Old Equivocator.
Because a lie was viewed as depending on one's intent, so long as the equivocator told the truth in his own mind (before God, as it were), he was not held to have lied even if a listener or reader was deceived.
Women from all walks of life mingled and interacted: shopping was the great equivocator.
Much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off; it persuades him and disheartens him, makes him stand to and not stand to; in conclusion, equivocates him in a sleep and, giving him the lie, leaves him.
For example, the pedantic Manso insults the poorly educated equivocator dona Candida in language she cannot understand: "`Proxenetes.
Unfortunately, Duncombe is so sensitive to all sides that he becomes a master equivocator, demanding that the 'zine community make good on its counterhegemonic culture-mongering by actively engaging in political revolution on the one hand, and admitting that utopia is a lie but 'zines are a nice, small step toward a better world on the other.
There is much on reading and writings in Daniel Woolf's excursion around James Howell, Hoyle's opposite in being a survivor, dissimulator, equivocator, and pragmatic royalist who flattered Cromwell.
Matters are further complicated by the arrival of an American film crew, headed by a producer (David Chandler) who is such an adept moral equivocator that he's able to convince himself that filming a public execution is fundamentally no different than making a soap commercial.
Therefore, it can be said that 'much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery' (2.
director disengaged from substance, a great equivocator who ran away when confronted by a difficult issue.