So she took herself away, somewhat to Marilla’s relief, for the latter felt her doubts and fears reviving under the influence of Mrs. Rachel’s pessimism.
A. OR C.S. Marilla pessimistically expected more trouble since Anne had again begun to go to school.
Anne was conscious of a pang of loneliness when she found herself in a room with fifty other students, not one of whom she knew, except the tall, brown-haired boy across the room; and knowing him in the fashion she did, did not help her much, as she reflected pessimistically.
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I find the pessimist to be, if not exactly pleasant, then at least sincere.
Such a pessimist.
Laurie Halse Anderson -- The Impossible Knife of Memory