Mr. Micawber may have concealed his difficulties from me in the first instance, but his sanguine temper may have led him to expect that he would overcome them.
We might have been a party of Ogres, the conversation assumed such a sanguine complexion.
Miss Mills accepted this trust, too; but was not sanguine.
Walking along the street, reflecting upon the probability of something turning up (of which I am at present rather sanguine), I find a young but valued friend turn up, who is connected with the most eventful period of my life; I may say, with the turning-point of my existence.
Being assisted by a gentleman who not long ago aspired to the favour of your hand, I am sanguine as to that.’
Your old knowledge of me, my dear Mr. Copperfield, will have told you that I have not the sanguine disposition of Mr. Micawber.
Shall I ever forget how, in a moment, he was the most sanguine of men, looking on to fortune; or how Mrs. Micawber presently discoursed about the habits of the kangaroo!
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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.