(comparative more ambagitory, superlative most ambagitory)
- 1826 Sir Walter Scott, Woodstock or the cavalier: a tale of the year sixteen hundred and fifty-one, Archibald Constable and Co., p75
- He read, long and attentively, various tedious and embarassed letters, in which the writers, placing before him the glory of God, and the freedom and liberties of England, as their supreme ends, could not, by all the ambigatory expressions they made use of, prevent the shrewd eye of Markham Everard from seeing, that self-interest and views of ambitions were the principal moving-springs at the bottom of their plots.
- 1841 "Useless Machinery of the Registration Bill," The Lancet, Volume 1, November 14, p268
- Comment on the interpretation clause would be superfluous; its ambigatory phraseology, and all the difficulties of the subsequent registration, are the necessary result of the attempt to register the quacks with the regular practitioners of the country [...]
- 1979 Alastair Fowler, "Genre and the Literary Canon," New Literary History, Vol. 11, No. 1, Anniversary Issue: II (Autumn, 1979), pp. 97-119
- He multiplied allusions to serious romance predecessors, introduced romantic poems and songs both as quotations and as intrafictional events, explicitly followed an "ambagitory" narrative method, and continually emphasized the romantic character of landscapes [...]