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  • But even had this not been the case, he would not after all, perhaps, have boarded her—judging by his subsequent conduct on similar occasions—if so it had been that, by the process of hailing, he had obtained a negative answer to the question he put.
  • Throttling his joy, Ahab negatively answered this unexpected question; and would then have fain boarded the stranger, when the stranger captain himself, having stopped his vessel’s way, was seen descending her side.

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  • And whatever they may reveal of the divine love in the Son, the soft, curled, hermaphroditical Italian pictures, in which his idea has been most successfully embodied; these pictures, so destitute as they are of all brawniness, hint nothing of any power, but the mere negative, feminine one of submission and endurance, which on all hands it is conceded, form the peculiar practical virtues of his teachings.

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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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