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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • , "I think you are wrongly informed, and know positively that, on the contrary, it is very fine weather in that direction."
  • This positive assurance seemed to give Caderousse a little courage.

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  • "I must positively find out who and what he is," said Franz, rising from his seat.
  • The bandit’s laws are positive; a young girl belongs first to him who carries her off, then the rest draw lots for her, and she is abandoned to their brutality until death relieves her sufferings.
  • "His excellency the Count of Monte Cristo had," he said, "given positive orders that the carriage was to remain at their lordships’ orders all day, and they could therefore dispose of it without fear of indiscretion."
  • Some insisted she was making for Corsica, others the Island of Elba; bets were offered to any amount that she was bound for Spain; while Africa was positively reported by many persons as her intended course; but no one thought of Monte Cristo.
  • We can positively assert that his majesty did not quit the Pont-Neuf.’
  • "All," said the major, hastily swallowing his biscuit, "positively all."
  • I dare not positively assert it, as he has been lost for so long a time.
  • "I pledge you my honor," returned the count, "that I mean to do as I have said; both inclination and positive necessity compel me to visit Paris."

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  • "Yes," replied Morcerf, "but that will plunge my mother into positive grief."
  • "But sit down," said Monte Cristo; "really I do not know what I have been thinking of—I have positively kept you standing for the last quarter of an hour."
  • The overseer would not have objected, while he was about it, to have made some improvements in the garden, but the count had positively forbidden it to be touched.
  • Well, I had promised Madame de Villefort the loan of my carriage to drive to-morrow to the Bois; but when my coachman goes to fetch the grays from the stables they are gone—positively gone.
  • "Shall we make a positive appointment for a particular day and hour?" inquired the count; "only let me warn you that I am proverbial for my punctilious exactitude in keeping my engagements."
  • To that question I can answer positively; no, sir, he had not, because he applied to me six months ago for the particulars he required, and as I did not know when I might again come to Paris, I recommended M. Cavalcanti to him.
  • But let it be done explicitly and positively.
  • ’You positively recognize M. de Morcerf as the officer, Fernand Mondego?
  • They positively refused.
  • "Edward, you naughty boy," exclaimed Madame de Villefort, snatching the mutilated book from the urchin’s grasp, "you are positively past bearing; you really disturb the conversation; go, leave us, and join your sister Valentine in dear grandpapa Noirtier’s room."
  • Positively.
  • At first sight, the exterior of the house at Auteuil gave no indications of splendor, nothing one would expect from the destined residence of the magnificent Count of Monte Cristo; but this simplicity was according to the will of its master, who positively ordered nothing to be altered outside.
  • Franz had, as yet, found nothing to say; he had come to no determination, and as nothing in the count’s manner manifested the wish that he should recognize him, he did not know whether to make any allusion to the past, or wait until he had more proof; besides, although sure it was he who had been in the box the previous evening, he could not be equally positive that this was the man he had seen at the Colosseum.
  • Debray did not defend himself very warmly, for the idea had sometimes crossed his mind; still, when he recollected the independent, proud spirit of Eugenie, he positively rejected it as utterly impossible, though the same thought again continually recurred and found a resting-place in his heart.

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certain (having no doubt)
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good or beneficial
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approval or agreement
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optimistic or agreeable
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found a condition or substance to be present
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greater than zero (of a number)
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