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positive
Used In
Dune
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  • I cause pain out of necessity, but he . I swear he takes a positive delight in it.
  • He has almost outlasted his usefulness, almost reached the point of positive danger to my person.

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  • Could your Fremen provide me with proof positive that the Sardaukar are here in Harkonnen uniform?
  • Think of it as a spectrum whose extremes are unconsciousness at the negative end and hyperconsciousness at the positive end.
  • He could not be certain what he would do, but of one thing he was positive: he did not want the water distilled out of Jamis’ flesh.
  • The measure of Count Fenring’s friendship may be seen first in a positive thing: he allayed the Landsraad’s suspicions after the Arrakis Affair.
  • (See Mahdi.) LITERJON: a one-liter container for transporting water on Arrakis; made of high-density, shatterproof plastic with positive seal.
  • And she recalled a Bene Gesserit axiom: "The mind can go either direction under stress—toward positive or toward negative: on or off.

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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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