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War and Peace
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  • I know all about it, and I can tell you positively that Helene is as innocent before you as Christ was before the Jews.
  • I don’t speak of his capacity as a general, but at a time like this how they appoint a decrepit, blind old man, positively blind?

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  • You positively must!
  • Arriving at this conclusion we can reply directly and positively to these two essential questions of history: (1) What is power?
  • Prince Andrew had thought and said that happiness could only be negative, but had said it with a shade of bitterness and irony as though he was really saying that all desire for positive happiness is implanted in us merely to torment us and never be satisfied.
  • There were then as now conversations and discussions about women’s rights, the relations of husband and wife and their freedom and rights, though these themes were not yet termed questions as they are now; but these topics were not merely uninteresting to Natasha, she positively did not understand them.
  • Rostopchin was so pleased with the fine role of leader of popular feeling, and had grown so used to it, that the necessity of relinquishing that role and abandoning Moscow without any heroic display took him unawares and he suddenly felt the ground slip away from under his feet, so that he positively did not know what to do.
  • I don’t wish to marry," she answered positively, glancing at Prince Vasili and at her father with her beautiful eyes.

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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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