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Edwards had rendered him an object of peculiar suspicion to the lawyer, and the youth was consequently too much accustomed to similar equivocal and guarded speeches to feel any unusual disgust at the present dialogue.
Abiram, alone, formed a solitary exception to this state of equivocal repose.
And when Bragelonne, ardent, angry, and melancholy, spoke with contempt of royal words, of the equivocal faith which certain madmen draw from promises that emanate from thrones, when, passing over two centuries, with that rapidity of a bird that traverses a narrow strait to go from one continent to the other, Raoul ventured to predict the time in which kings would be esteemed as less than other men, Athos said to him, in his serene, persuasive voice, "You are right, Raoul; all that you say will happen; kings will lose their privileges, as stars which have survived their aeons lose their splendor.
Thou must ever be equivocal, trivocal, quadrivocal, and quinquivocal!
It was not the fact that he was in an equivocal position, staring into a house which did not belong to him, with his feet on somebody else's private soil, that caused Bill to act as he did.
It was this deficiency, I considered, while running over in thought the perfect keeping of the character of the premises with the accredited character of the people, and while speculating upon the possible influence which the one, in the long lapse of centuries, might have exercised upon the other--it was this deficiency, perhaps, of collateral issue, and the consequent undeviating transmission, from sire to son, of the patrimony with the name, which had, at length, so identified the two as to merge the original title of the estate in the quaint and equivocal appellation of the "House of Usher"--an appellation which seemed to include, in the minds of the peasantry who used it, both the family and the family mansion.
I learned, moreover, at intervals, and through broken and equivocal hints, another singular feature of his mental condition.
There is something equivocal in all the words in use to express the excellence of manners and social cultivation, because the quantities are fluxional, and the last effect is assumed by the senses as the cause.
Thus grows up Fashion, an equivocal semblance, the most puissant, the most fantastic and frivolous, the most feared and followed, and which morals and violence assault in vain.
I forbear to dwell upon the subject of expense; though it be evident that if the council should be numerous enough to answer the principal end aimed at by the institution, the salaries of the members, who must be drawn from their homes to reside at the seat of government, would form an item in the catalogue of public expenditures too serious to be incurred for an object of equivocal utility.
And do you know what Shakespeare really meant when he used words such as consanguineous and equivocal? "Using the right word in the right place at the right time is one of life's great unsung pleasures," says author Caroline Taggart.
In an interview with reporters in Davao City, Duterte said he would allow Panelo to answer "equivocal" questions like those regarding the matrix so people will not accidentally or purposely misquote or misunderstand his statements.
The LOCATE trial was a prospective, US, multicenter, open-label study investigating the impact of 18F-fluciclovine PET/CT imaging on patient management of biochemically recurrent prostate cancer after initial prostate cancer treatment and negative or equivocal findings on standard-of-care imaging.
(1) The new guideline introduces a more rigorous diagnostic approach, compared with the previous ASCO/CAP 2013 recommendations, (2) regarding the HER2 testing algorithm for a subset of ambiguous and difficult cases that may be observed by using a dual-probe in situ hybridization assay, namely (1) low-level HER2 gene amplification defined by HER2/chromosome enumeration probe 17 (CEP17) ratio [greater than or equal to] 2.0 and average copy number < 4.0 per cell, (2) HER2 copy number gain defined by HER2/CEP17 ratio < 2.0 and average copy number [greater than or equal to] 6.0, and (3) equivocal HER2 status characterized by HER2/CEP17 ratio < 2.0 and average copy number [greater than or equal to] 4.0 and < 6.0.
With the backdrop of some investor concern that the data would bring an equivocal comp for DCC-2618 to Sutent, initial durability compares well as the ~9.7 month progression free survival in second-line GIST appears "decisively ahead" of Sutent's 6.1 months, "derisking" the Phase 3 head-to-head trial, Raymond tells investors in a research note.