We may to some extent accept that a certain rose is red and at the same time not red.
(Bellman, R., & Giertz, M., 1973, ‘On the analytic formalism of the theory of fuzzy sets’, Information Sciences 5:149–156)
She worked on the novel she was writing about her time in Spain and attended Arms for Spain rallies and other political actions, including the time when she and a fellow brigadier, Angela Guest, poured red paint on the doorstep of 10 Downing Street as a protest against Chamberlain’s appeasement policy.
(Sylvia Martin, ‘Aileen Palmer: political activist and “poet of conscience”’, Southerly 75.3)
Identity cards are no real proof of identity, of course, but he had a scar, from his father, from a night with too much bathtub vodka. It was there, a black star on his forearm, dry and cold.
(Tessa Lunney, ‘Vitali’, Southerly 75.3)