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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • This was all that was positively discoverable, though it seemed human.
  • One could almost be positive that there was a malicious leer upon the hideous creature’s face, and a mischievous delight in its twitchings.

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  • This small astronomical calculation was made without any positive effort, and whilst he was stealthily turning to discover, if possible, into whose hands he had fallen.
  • That stillness, which struck casual observers more than anything else in his character and habit, and seemed so precisely like the rest of inanition, may have been the perfect balance of enormous antagonistic forces—positives and negatives in fine adjustment.
  • To set against this negative gain there may have been some positive losses from a certain narrowing of the higher tastes and sensations which it entailed.
  • About six, being quite positive that her watch had stopped during the night, she could wait no longer.
  • That Bathsheba was a firm and positive girl, far less inconsequent than her fellows, had been the very lung of his hope; for he had held that these qualities would lead her to adhere to a straight course for consistency’s sake, and accept him, though her fancy might not flood him with the iridescent hues of uncritical love.

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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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