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mixed feelings

A partly positive and partly negative reaction to something, as in I have mixed feelings about this trip; I'd love to go but don't want to ride in that tiny car.
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  • Gentlemen And Friends:—I receive your congratulations on this occasion with mixed feelings of pleasure and pride.

  • This proceeding was observed with mixed feelings by the other general.

    A Set of Six Joseph Conrad
  • It was with mixed feelings that Rupert turned on his camel to take a last view of the camp at Korti.

    The Dash for Khartoum George Alfred Henty
  • Roddy received the introduction of Vega into the scene with mixed feelings.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • The aristocratic assembly looked on with mixed feelings, and faces suitable to the same.

    With Edged Tools Henry Seton Merriman

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