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The House of Mirth
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unspecified meaning
  • There was something positively exasperating in Bertha’s attitude of isolated defiance.
  • She had not tried to see Dorset alone: she had positively shrunk from a renewal of his confidences.

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  • If he had positive proof, I mean——
  • I’m expected to take hints, not to give them: I’ve positively lived on them all these last months."

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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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