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positive
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Man And Superman
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  • If I am to be your guardian, I positively forbid you to read that book, Annie.
  • Talk sense; or else go and waste someone else’s time: I have something better to do than listen to your fooleries [he positively kicks his way to his table and resumes his seat].

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  • He positively likes the car to break down because it brings out my gentlemanly helplessness and his workmanlike skill and resource.
  • But Rhoda positively prefers her mother to Ann.
  • You are positively brilliant.
  • Neither of them could do anything with a serious positive character: they could place a human figure before you with perfect verisimilitude; but when the moment came for making it live and move, they found, unless it made them laugh, that they had a puppet on their hands, and had to invent some artificial external stimulus to make it work.
  • [suddenly walking determinedly to her, and snatching her hand from Violet to feel her pulse] Why, her pulse is positively bounding.

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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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