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Contronym Based Sentences With Dual Contradictory Meanings

A challenge to create a sentence the point of which depends on how you interpret a contronym in it that can have opposite meanings.
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For instance: "The robber named Bob, bolted to the exit with his mask falling off, yelling at the other robbers to abandon the robbery made it clear that the jig was up."

Did he bolt for the exit as in running or did he get detained and bolted to the exit? Not the greatest example but that would be the challenge. Here are other words you might try to make a dual meaning sentence out of:

Clip: To fasten or to cut
Consult: To offer advice or to obtain it
Custom: A common practice or a special treatment
Dust: To sprinkle over particles or to remove them
Fast: Quick or stuck or made secure
Finished: Completed or destroyed
Handicap: An advantage provided to ensure equality or a disadvantage that prevents equal achievement
Hold up: To support or to impede
Model: An exemplar or a copy
Out: Visible as with stars showing in the sky, or invisible, in reference to lights
Overlook: To supervise or to neglect
Oversight: Monitoring or failing to oversee
Peer: A person of the nobility or an equal
Quantum: Significantly large (as in leap) or a minuscule part
Quite: Rather (as a qualifying modifier) or completely
Rock: An immobile mass of stone or a shaking or unsettling movement or action Sanction: To approve or to boycott
Scan: To peruse or to glance
Screen: To present as in film or to conceal as in high hedges!
Seed: To sow seeds or to shed them as in (floral) gone to seed
Skin: To cover or to remove
Splice: To join or to separate
Strike: To hit or to miss in an attempt to hit
Throw out: To dispose of or to present for consideration
Trim: To decorate or to remove excess from
Trip: A journey or a stumble
Variety: A particular type or many types
Wind up: To end or to start up

To be clear, this would basically be a puzzle challenge. Using the above words create a dual, contrary meaning sentence with identical wording.

ADDENDUM: Ideal usage of this is to make stories that can be innocent or dirty.

doctorremulac3, Apr 16 2022

This has been a matter of life and death. https://en.m.wikipe...wounding%20another.
[pertinax, Apr 16 2022]

"Bless your heart" https://en.wikipedi...ki/Bless_your_heart
[doctorremulac3, Apr 17 2022]

Sound bites https://www.thought...mmunication-1691978
are getting... [4and20, Apr 17 2022]


       I'd take a Lear jet to see the Tatas in India.
4and20, Apr 16 2022

       There you go!   

       And could be dirty or clean too. Double points. Adding that to the description.   

       Also reminded of back when I was a teenager and we'd buy old classic cars, get them showroom ready and resell them. (THIS story is true) So this guy's selling an old Chrysler Imperial Crown Coupe, but the fuel pump is having issues. So he asks his wife Katy to pump the gas pedal while he's under the hood trying to see if something's stuck. So while she's turning over the engine it's kind of loud so he has to yell: (in a German accent, don't know why that made it funner but it did) "PUMP IT KATY, PUMP IT!" So after Katy pumped it a while and it started he explained "Well, she pumped it and it came." Sure he was confused at all the resultant laughter.   

       Come to think of it, English being his second language would be kind of important to the story. And actually he said "pamped" it, Arnold Schwarzenegger style.
doctorremulac3, Apr 16 2022

       (+)... I wonder if enough sound bites exist to simulate Leslie Nielsons' voice for narration.   

       This is a wind up.
pocmloc, Apr 16 2022

       "Bless your heart."
RayfordSteele, Apr 16 2022

       That would be the way southern ladies use that expression.   

       For those unfamiliar, it's the polite southern way of saying "This person is an idiot.". "Did you hear about Clara losing all her money at the race track? Bless her heart."
doctorremulac3, Apr 17 2022

       Some thoughts on sound bites and bytes. The average length of a sound bite has been falling dramatically [link]. This appears to have happened where the bite met the byte. A byte of audio would only be measurable in milliseconds, though now we at least have the Megabytes to store longer.
4and20, Apr 17 2022

       //Bless her heart//   

       For extra condescending scorn, should that be required, one may bless someone's little cotton socks.
pertinax, Apr 18 2022

       I like that. Sounds innocent enough but clearly insulting. Compusults are a thing I think I've heard. The cliche would be a woman being catty to another by saying something like "I think it's awesome how brave you are to wear that dress with your figure.".
doctorremulac3, Apr 18 2022

       This is encountered a lot with visualizing technological processes. Much of it is very opaque, but as everyone knows it must be more transparent!   

       Or so say the kids, who are wicked sick.
mylodon, Apr 19 2022


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