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  • "I heard that from a man who knew all about him, grew up with him in Germany," he assured us positively.
  • Someone with a positive manner, perhaps a detective, used the expression "madman." as he bent over Wilson’s body that afternoon, and the adventitious authority of his voice set the key for the newspaper reports next morning.

  • There are no more uses of "positive" in the book.

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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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