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  • When it came to the question whether to shave his stubbly chin or not (Praskovya Pavlovna had capital razors that had been left by her late husband), the question was angrily answered in the negative.
  • The ragged attendant, returning with the tea, could not resist asking him again whether he didn’t want anything more, and again receiving a negative reply, finally withdrew.

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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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