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an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

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Any initiative to substitute treatment for punishment that does not first change or ambiguate the social meanings of mental illness will affront the valued social meanings of personal responsibility that are policed by the criminal system.
Intuitively, "selling" norms to a broader and more heterogeneous group will likely water them down and ambiguate them.
Although they refer to performances of ideals in these areas, all the scholars included in this volume have turned their attention to more complex kinds of self-fashioning, whose practitioners both invoke and ambiguate an ideal and are not so much bluntly transgressive as parodic or hyperbolic in enacting their identity in relationship to it.
Literary works oblige readers to identify performatives mainly on the basis of internal cues, yet they deliberately omit, ambiguate, and o verload such markers.
Further comparison between Hitchcock and Lang is helpful here for it highlights the way in which objects in the former generally tend to clarify, expand and reveal whereas in the latter they disorientate, constrict and ambiguate: contrast, for example, the use of the hat in Rope with its equivalent in You Only Live Once (1937), and the newspaper in Shadow Of A Doubt with its counterparts in both the same Lang film and Beyond A Reasonable Doubt.
To ambiguate the source of the proposition further, the passive projecting clause is itself modalized through 'might', marked as an estimate from some position.