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negative
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Great Expectations
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  • For months afterwards, I every day settled the question finally in the negative, and reopened and reargued it next morning.
  • I had never heard of any tutor but Biddy and Mr. Wopsle’s great-aunt; so, I replied in the negative.

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as in: had a negative effect Define
bad or harmful
as in: negative feedback from customers Define
to express criticism or disagreement, or (especially when talking over a radio or in a military setting) to say "no"
as in: a negative attitude Define
pessimistic or disagreeable
as in: The test came back negative. Define
did not find a condition or substance to be present
as in: a negative number Define
less than zero
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