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  1. capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways
    double-edged praise
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How To Use double-edged In A Sentence

  • Men of the armies fought with double-edged swords, battle-axes, lances, slings, and weapons of archery.
  • She notices the double-edged sword happening locally with the growing gentrification.
  • Being famous is often a double-edged sword.
  • Among regular clergy, the orders of friars retained a slightly double-edged esteem among the laity as skilled confessors and dramatic preachers.
  • Throughout our history, judicial review has been a double-edged sword.
  • In addition to the poetic narratives that had characterized Greek theater, Rome introduced athletic competition, especially that famous genre called gladius a short double-edged sword) in which two men would fight duels with military weapons. Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]
  • In her left hand she holds the scales of justice while in her right she brandishes her double-edged sword to punish the guilty.
  • Their exploitation is double-edged - both by the factories and by the contractors.
  • Reaching over to his left side, he drew his weapon of choice, a long double-edged sword.
  • Then we consummate our anti-dumping law to instruct the anti-dumping practice with a right theory and make a full use of it as a double-edged sword of international trade.
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