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sanguine
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Don Quixote
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  • …for there’s the tail to be skinned yet for him; if he owes you anything, or you have any business to transact with him, I’ll bring him to you and put him where you choose; but for the present make up your mind to consent to this penance, and believe me it will be very good for you, for soul as well for body—for your soul because of the charity with which you perform it, for your body because I know that you are of a sanguine habit and it will do you no harm to draw a little blood."

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  • She argues that we’ve been too sanguine about the challenge in inner city schools.
  • Even the most sanguine reports point to an alarming trend.

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