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  • She argues that we’ve been too sanguine about the challenge in inner city schools.
  • Even the most sanguine reports point to an alarming trend.
  • Experience on a former occasion teaches us not to be too sanguine in such hopes.
    Jay, John  --  Federalist Papers Authored by John Jay
  • The young and the wealthy seem most sanguine about the state of the economy.

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  • There are always on board ship, a Sanguine One, and a Despondent One.
    Dickens, Charles  --  American Notes for General Circulation
  • Gulab was sanguine.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I presume that the sanguine temperament itself and the...
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • In labors he has been most abundant; and his success in combating prejudice, in gaining proselytes, in agitating the public mind, has far surpassed the most sanguine expectations
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • The success of Mr. Sowerberry’s ingenious speculation, exceeded even his most sanguine hopes.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • You weren’t so sanguine two days ago.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn

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  • Harry, who did not feel as sanguine as he had pretended when reassuring Hermione, was glad to reach the gate and the slippery pavement.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I can readily imagine that to some sanguine temperaments it would be altogether intolerable.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • but a sanguine temper, though for ever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • He was not very sanguine about his future.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • to find his way through the sanguine labyrinth of passion through which he was wandering.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • he was most earnest in hoping, and sanguine in believing, that it would be a match at last
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • [Zooey in describing himself:] Sanguine, perhaps, to a fault.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • thinking himself, perhaps with good reason, very fortunate to be endowed with so buoyant and sanguine a temperament.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Sukeena is sanguine as usual.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • [When Ralph chose/accepted his "American" name".]
    "Do you like it?"
    "Sure!" He beamed.
    Walking home, though, Ralph was less sanguine. Had he been too hasty?
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Danny himself was more sanguine; if Daddy thought the bug would make this one last trip, then probably it would.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • How different from the sanguine and joyous mien that he had assumed for Georgiana’s encouragement!
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • "If he can’t, we’ll try something else," said David with a sanguine air.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • I had never actually met the boy, though I thought I could see him easily in his mother, whose sanguinity and resolve I admired without bound.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I helped myself to green beans, trying to look more sanguine than I felt.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Sanguine.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • I appreciated the vote of confidence, but was in no way so sanguine myself.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • His hair was very fair, his face naturally sanguine, his skin roughened by coarse soap and blunt razor blades and the cold of the winter that had just ended.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Farthen Dur’s crater again grew black, except for the sanguine lantern glow and the fires heating the pitch.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Fritz seemed sanguine that we would be able to return for more, but of that I was far from certain.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • The Frenchman emitted a merry, sanguine chuckle, patting Pierre on the shoulder.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • She eyed the sanguine water.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Oh, damn my soul! but that’s worse than I expected — and the devil knows I was not sanguine!’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Without being sanguine as to my own part in those bright plans, I felt that Herbert’s way was clearing fast, and that old Bill Barley had but to stick to his pepper and rum, and his daughter would soon be happily provided for.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Scarlett looked down at Melanie’s tiny hips with none too sanguine hopes but said reassuringly: "Oh, it’s not really so bad."
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • "What would you have?" continued Cora, after a most painful pause, while the conviction forced itself on her mind that the too sanguine and generous Duncan had been cruelly deceived by the cunning of the savage.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • Then, that glorious vision of doing good, which is so often the sanguine mirage of so many good minds, arose before him, and he even saw himself in the illusion with some influence to guide this raging Revolution that was running so fearfully wild.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • I did not like to tell the sanguine, happy little fellow how much he was mistaken.
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • It was possible, however, that some of his companions in the ——shire might be able to give more information; and though she was not very sanguine in expecting it, the application was a something to look forward to.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The sanguine light of the furnace illuminated in the chamber only a confused mass of horrible things.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Katherine’s reaction to their destination had been surprisingly sanguine: Where better to find One True God?
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • She was beautiful, sanguine, hot-tempered, demanding, impulsive, acquisitive, charming—she had all the proper qualities for a man-eater.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Mr. Micawber may have concealed his difficulties from me in the first instance, but his sanguine temper may have led him to expect that he would overcome them.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The plan was not feasible, for making a ninety-degree turn would have been impossible without nickel-alloy swivels inserted in the small of every man’s back, and Lieutenant Scheisskopf was not sanguine at all about obtaining that many nickel-alloy swivels from Quartermaster or enlisting the cooperation of the surgeons at the hospital.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • As always, the touch of the dragon’s sanguine consciousness awed and humbled Eragon.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • So Eva put her golden head close to his, and the two commenced a grave and anxious discussion, each one equally earnest, and about equally ignorant; and, with a deal of consulting and advising over every word, the composition began, as they both felt very sanguine, to look quite like writing.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • "And if he say yes?" inquired the more sanguine one.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • General Tilney was not less sanguine, having already waited on her excellent friends in Pulteney Street, and obtained their sanction of his wishes.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • In seasons of cheerfulness, no temper could be more cheerful than hers, or possess, in a greater degree, that sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • I know that had I been a sanguine, brilliant, careless, exacting, handsome, romping child — though equally dependent and friendless — Mrs. Reed would have endured my presence more complacently; her children would have entertained for me more of the cordiality of fellow-feeling; the servants would have been less prone to make me the scapegoat of the nursery.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
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