To better see all uses of the word
Oliver Twist
please enable javascript.

Used In
Oliver Twist
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • The success of Mr. Sowerberry’s ingenious speculation, exceeded even his most sanguine hopes.
  • Mr. Gamfield’s most sanguine estimate of his finances could not raise them within full five pounds of the desired amount; and, in a species of arithmetical desperation, he was alternately cudgelling his brains and his donkey, when passing the workhouse, his eyes encountered the bill on the gate.
  • ’And—and—good?’ asked Fagin, hesitating as though he feared to vex the other man by being too sanguine.
  • …he made; and it was the more singular in his case, because, even admitting for the sake of argument, the possibility of scientific improvements being brought to that pass which will enable a gentleman to eat his own head in the event of his being so disposed, Mr. Grimwig’s head was such a particularly large one, that the most sanguine man alive could hardly entertain a hope of being able to get through it at a sitting—to put entirely out of the question, a very thick coating of powder.

  • There are no more uses of "sanguine" in the book.

    Show samples from other sources
  • 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.

  • Go to more samples
Show Multiple Meanings (Less common than this sense)
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading