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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective ambivalent
  1. 1undecided as to whether or not to take a proposed course of action; having feelings both for and against the proposed action.
    synonyms: on the fence(predicate), suspensive, uncertain
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  1. Uncertain or unable to decide about what course to follow ("was ambivalent about having children")

From ambivalence, from German Ambivalenz, from Latin ambi- (“in two ways”) + valeō (“be strong”); equivalent to ambi- +‎ -valent.

ambivalent was also found in the following language(s): French and German

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Past life for Ambivalent born Nov 8, 1935

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 1350. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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