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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • "Excuse me!" barked the Prime Minister, now positively stamping up and down.
  • Parvati positively beamed.

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  • "No!" said Parvati, looking positively agog at thi s piece of gossip.
  • On my command, now … one— 1 Harry glanced around again; lots of people were looking positively alarmed at being asked to Apparate so quickly.
  • That would explain a lot,’ panted Harry, now positively wrestling with Ron to keep him from knocking Slughorn over.
  • "Stand back —" But before he could say anything else, the door flew open again as Harry had known it would, and there stood Hagrid, glowering down at him and looking, despite the flowery apron, positively alarming.
  • "No," said Ron and Hermione together, both looking positively alarmed now.
  • They were both satisfyingly impressed by the way he had wheedled the memory out of Slughorn and positively awed when he told them about Voldemort’s Horcruxes and Dumbledore’s promise to take Harry along, should he find another one.
  • Then, slowly but surely, an exhilarating sense of infinite opportunity stole through him; he felt as though he could have done anything, anything at all… and getting the memory from Slughorn seemed suddenly not only pos-sible, but positively easy…… He got to his feet, smiling, brimming with confidence.
  • Ron seemed to be positively lighthearted about the end of his relationship with Lavender, and Hermione seemed cheery too, though when asked what she was grinning about she simply said, "It’s a nice day.

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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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