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Further underscoring the rule's ambiguousness, Florida's district courts of appeal arrived on three different interpretations of what this language means.
(208) The majority of courts construed the concept of physical presence very narrowly, thus highlighting the weaknesses of Randolph and the ambiguousness of the Court's so-called "fine line" rule.
But what is revealed, then, is no longer abstract and pure: it is, rather, imbued with all the ambiguousness of the present in which decisions are made on conflicting impulses and in constraining circumstances.
Specifically, in what follows, I pursue the idea that when (a) the ambiguousness of the terms dialect and Italian joins forces with (b) a lack of awareness of the linguistic facts, we are led to a serious rhetorical tangle.
Instead, they lie within the ambiguousness of planes.
Just like quality, creativity is largely devoid of clear content, as even the researchers who try to define the concept have to admit that ambiguousness is one of its few main characteristics everyone seems to be able to agree on.
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Interpretation imposes itself as a necessity for the legal system due also to the characteristics of the legal language among which, as previously shown, a type of dynamism generated by the influence of external terminology (Stoichitoiu-Ichim, 2011: 87), as well as by an accentuated tendency of ambiguousness brought about by, on the one hand, the polysemy of existing legal concepts, but also by their determination by the Legislator in a manner which is often "insufficient, equivocal, ambiguous, vague, with a variable content", on the other hand (Deleanu, 2013: 24).
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To account for this rather aberrant concept of a twin existence of human post-mortals, Sillander (2012:66) proposed a symbolic interpretation framed around a basic human concern with the "ambiguousness of death." According to him, two aspects should be considered: "To some extent it probably reflects what Metcalf (1982:235,243) termed the 'inherent bilocality of the dead' ...; the more malevolent liau being associated with the body, its animation, and earth, and the more benevolent kelelungan with the head, the socalled higher human capacities, and heaven.
(13) Delaney points out that this kind of ambiguousness about the actions of slaveholders was typical of the time, and there were often "tensions ...
India's low uncertainty avoidance score (like that of China) means a society open to ambiguousness. This "few rules and controls" dimension conflicts with the Toyota principle of Standardization (#6) and Building a culture of stopping to fix a problem (#5).
[T]he "touchstone" of the rule of lenity "is statutory ambiguity." Stated at this level of abstraction, of course, the rule "provides little more than atmospherics, since it leaves open the crucial question--almost invariably present--of how much ambiguousness constitutes ...
When a poet such as Sjon (Sigurjon Birgir Sigurdsson) writes a novel, the reader may expect the elliptical in both senses of the word--economy and ambiguousness. Seamlessly translated by Victoria Cribb, the book suggests there are those who scrawl along, ultimately becoming connoisseurs of their own drab blatherskite, and those who are provided with the gift of a compelling tongue.