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optimistic
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Candide
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  • Voltaire’s men and women point his case against optimism by starting high and falling low.
  • The dry high spirits of this destroyer of optimism make most optimists look damp and depressed.
  • A modern assailant of optimism would arm himself with social pity.
  • The dry high spirits of this destroyer of optimism make most optimists look damp and depressed.
  • And he would choose a more complicated doctrine than Dr. Pangloss’s optimism, would study it more closely, feel his destructive way about it with a more learned and caressing malice.
  • His attack on optimism is one of the gayest books in the world.
  • I must at last renounce thy optimism.
  • "What is this optimism?" said Cacambo.

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  • I’m optimistic that I’ll get into a good college.
  • She keeps telling me her chances of dying in a car accident are 1 in 112, but I keep telling her that’s too optimistic if she drinks while intoxicated.

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