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Funny, self-deprecating, incisive, kind, the old equivocator leaves shoes that will be very hard to fill.
Garnett's status as a treasonous equivocator thereafter called into question the loyalty of any Catholic, for--so the argument went--no one could trust a Catholic who swore an oath of loyalty to the Crown: was the oath in earnest, or was it merely an instance of clever equivocation?
Much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery: it makes him and it mars him; it sets him on and it takes him off; it persuades him and disheartens him, makes him stand to and not stand to; in conclusion, equivocates him in a sleep and, giving him the lie, leaves him.
There is much on reading and writings in Daniel Woolf's excursion around James Howell, Hoyle's opposite in being a survivor, dissimulator, equivocator, and pragmatic royalist who flattered Cromwell.
Matters are further complicated by the arrival of an American film crew, headed by a producer (David Chandler) who is such an adept moral equivocator that he's able to convince himself that filming a public execution is fundamentally no different than making a soap commercial.
Therefore, it can be said that 'much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery' (2.3.31-32).
director disengaged from substance, a great equivocator who ran away when confronted by a difficult issue.
After the equivocator is let into hell, there's an English tailor who steals cloth by making his customer's pants smaller than he should.
yet could not equivocate to heaven: O, come in, equivocator.
Therefore, much drink may be said to be an equivocator with lechery; it makes him, and it mars him; it sets him on, and it takes him off; it persuades him, and disheartens him, makes him stand to, and not stand to."
But I see no evidence of this; rather, I see an equivocator who sends out conflicting messages in a vain attempt to keep everyone onside.
He said that Fawad Chaudhry was another name of equivocator. Meanwhile Barrister Murtaza Wahab in another statement while censuring PTI leader Firdaus Shamim Naqvi said that, he should mind the business of his own party rather than commenting on the Sindh government.