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sanguine
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Definition confidently optimistic and cheerful

Other meanings of sanguine relate to its root meaning of blood. Thus sanguine or rare derivatives like sanguinary or sanguineous can refer to the color red or to bloodshed.
  • She argues that we've been too sanguine about the challenge in inner city schools.
sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • Even the most sanguine reports point to an alarming trend.
  • The young and the wealthy seem most sanguine about the state of the economy.
  • Experience on a former occasion teaches us not to be too sanguine in such hopes.
    Jay, John  --  Federalist Papers Authored by John Jay
  • There are always on board ship, a Sanguine One, and a Despondent One.
    Dickens, Charles  --  American Notes for General Circulation
  • Sukeena is sanguine as usual.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • [Zooey in describing himself:] Sanguine, perhaps, to a fault.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • He was not very sanguine about his future.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • How different from the sanguine and joyous mien that he had assumed for Georgiana's encouragement!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • he was most earnest in hoping, and sanguine in believing, that it would be a match at last
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • thinking himself, perhaps with good reason, very fortunate to be endowed with so buoyant and sanguine a temperament.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • You weren't so sanguine two days ago.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic
  • Harry, who did not feel as sanguine as he had pretended when reassuring Hermione, was glad to reach the gate and the slippery pavement.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • to find his way through the sanguine labyrinth of passion through which he was wandering.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • sanguine = optimistic and cheerful
  • "If he can't, we'll try something else," said David with a sanguine air.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • but a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • I can readily imagine that to some sanguine temperaments it would be altogether intolerable.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • I presume that the sanguine temperament itself and the...
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • Danny himself was more sanguine; if Daddy thought the bug would make this one last trip, then probably it would.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • The success of Mr. Sowerberry's ingenious speculation, exceeded even his most sanguine hopes.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
sanguine = confidently optimistic and cheerful

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