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[ih-kwiv-uh-klee] /ɪˈkwɪv ə kli/
in a deliberately ambiguous or questionable way.
in a way that is doubtful in nature or of uncertain significance. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "That's the worst of the medical profession," he added, equivocally.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • But there was probably an advance made which we do not find recorded, or only equivocally recorded, in the memorials of the age.

    The Story of Evolution Joseph McCabe
  • Gilpin himself is interesting as an important member of "the naturals," as they have been oddly and equivocally called.

  • "It is very late," replied the churlish landlord, equivocally.

    Ernest Maltravers, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • The lieutenant wrinkled his eyebrows a little more and the small man nodded toward Fray Damaso equivocally.

    The Social Cancer Jos Rizal
  • "I hope it may," said the physician, equivocally; and he changed the subject.

  • Do you dare to reply to me equivocally, when I have asked a positive answer?

    A Simple Story Mrs. Inchbald
  • Then she added, equivocally, "Even the very homeliest girl is prettier than a boy."

    The Copy-Cat and Other Stories Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • She had even to guard against an equivocally sympathetic voice or manner, as she asked, "How long did they remand him for?"

    The Thousandth Woman Ernest W. Hornung
  • "And so long as thou doest good unto thyself, men will speak well of thee," said the Jew, equivocally.

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