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sanguine
used in David Copperfield

7 uses
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Definition confidently optimistic and cheerful
  • Mr. Micawber may have concealed his difficulties from me in the first instance, but his sanguine temper may have led him to expect that he would overcome them.
    Chapters 10-12 (82% in)
  • Walking along the street, reflecting upon the probability of something turning up (of which I am at present rather sanguine), I find a young but valued friend turn up, who is connected with the most eventful period of my life; I may say, with the turning-point of my existence.
    Chapters 16-18 (69% in)
  • We might have been a party of Ogres, the conversation assumed such a sanguine complexion.
    Chapters 25-27 (21% in)
  • Miss Mills accepted this trust, too; but was not sanguine.
    Chapters 37-39 (16% in)
  • Being assisted by a gentleman who not long ago aspired to the favour of your hand, I am sanguine as to that.'
    Chapters 49-51 (53% in)
  • Shall I ever forget how, in a moment, he was the most sanguine of men, looking on to fortune; or how Mrs. Micawber presently discoursed about the habits of the kangaroo!
    Chapters 52-54 (54% in)
  • Your old knowledge of me, my dear Mr. Copperfield, will have told you that I have not the sanguine disposition of Mr. Micawber.
    Chapters 55-57 (85% in)

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