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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: I'm absolutely positive! Define
certain (having no doubt)
  • You are positive that he took full advantage of you?
  • One evening we were privileged to witness a performance by him which seemed to have been his positively last, for he never did it again so long as we watched.

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  • Today was Sunday, and Aunt Alexandra was positively irritable on the Lord’s Day.
  • (he was now positively allergic to my presence when in public)
  • "I most positively was," said Mr. Ewell.
  • I most positively am not, I can use one hand good as the other.
  • "I positively did," Mayella echoed her father.
  • I most positively will.
  • I most positively can.

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  • I’m positive I’ve seen her before.
  • I’m positive our team will win on Friday.

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as in: I'm absolutely positive! Define
certain (having no doubt)
as in: had a positive effect Define
good or beneficial
as in: positive feedback from my boss Define
approval or agreement
as in: a positive attitude Define
optimistic or agreeable
as in: The test came back positive. Define
found a condition or substance to be present
as in: a positive number Define
greater than zero (of a number)
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