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I can be used in many different circumstances,
Often to set things above the rest.
However when some people put me in context,
My use is ambiguous at best!

But although I'm often well,
There's one thing I must tell.
Sometimes you "don't want me", you may defend,
But in music you might find me at the end!

What am I?

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Fine.

Often to set things above the rest.

Finer things in life

However when some people put me in context, My use is ambiguous at best!

"It's fine, I guess."

But although I'm often well,

Feeling fine after an illness

There's one thing I must tell. Sometimes you "don't want me", you may defend,

Nobody wants to pay a court/ticket fine

But in music you might find me at the end!

Often written at the end of music. Italian for "end"

What am I?

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I think it could be

a colon aka ":"

I can be used in many different circumstances, Often to set things above the rest.

Whenever we want to name several points or arguments. The first line, the header of the list, is always first/above the rest and ends with a colon.
"This line is above the rest:
- item 1
- item 2"

However when some people put me in context, My use is ambiguous at best!

Ambigous may hint towards the fact that a colon is made of two dots. Plus, it's used with quotes sometimes, which we all know can be ambigious.

But although I'm often well, There's one thing I must tell.

This could be to fill the lines :P Or another hint towards quotes. There is one thing I must tell could be replaced by a colon actually since it often indicates someone starts talking.

Sometimes you "don't want me", you may defend,

Still figuring that one out

But in music you might find me at the end!

If I remember correctly a colon is used at the end of a line or a certain part within the play to tell the musician to repeat. enter image description here

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Shot in the dark

Bridge?

I can be used in many different circumstances,

bridge, pool bridge, music bridge.

Often to set things above the rest.

It's what bridges do.

However when some people put me in context, My use is ambiguous at best!

Bridging a gap.

But although I'm often well, There's one thing I must tell. Sometimes you "don't want me", you may defend,

Defending a bridge is common strategy.

But in music you might find me at the end!

A musical bridge is sometimes at the end of a song.

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Are you

Honesty/Truth?

I can be used in many different circumstances,

You can be honest in many situations

Often to set things above the rest.

Honesty is valued in relationships and friendships

However when some people put me in context, My use is ambiguous at best!

Even though a person may tell the truth, they may not tell the whole truth

But although I'm often well,

Truth is usually favoured

There's one thing I must tell. Sometimes you "don't want me", you may defend,

Honest answers are sometimes unwelcome, e.g "Does this dress make me look fat?"

But in music you might find me at the end!

Not too sure about this one... Billy Joel has a song called Honesty?

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Are you a:

Bar?

I can be used in many different circumstances, Often to set things above the rest.

Shelf made out of Bars. "Higher bar".

However when some people put me in context, My use is ambiguous at best!

Bar can mean different things. Candy-bar, Bar(pub), Could be a dairy bar. A counter that can sell anything.

But although I'm often well, There's one thing I must tell. Sometimes you "don't want me", you may defend,

Bar(red) from something at the Bar(courtroom)? Defend yourself using law at a courtroom.

But in music you might find me at the end!

A bar denotes end of beat, double bar end of music.

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