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positive -- as in: I'm absolutely positive!
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as in: I'm absolutely positive! Define
certain (having no doubt)
  • I’m positive I’ve seen her before.
  • I’m positive our team will win on Friday.
  • At the last moment, when disaster seemed positive, he pulled his hands from his pockets and broke his fall by grasping the golden pole.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • You are positive that he took full advantage of you?
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • He had pushed the thought down and out of sight, where only some positive reminder like this could bring it to the surface.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I reiterate my positive belief that of the seven persons assembled in this room one is a dangerous and probably insane criminal.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • We’re positive he’d never give
    Even the smallest bit of fun
    Or happiness to anyone.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • "You drink first," said Harry. "You are sure which is which, aren’t you?"
    "Positive," said Hermione.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • "Are you sure?"
      Positive," said Hermione, shifting Scabbers the rat so that she could sit down on the end of Ron’s four-poster.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • His eyes were positively blazing.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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  • When he drank, he was quite positive that he was swallowing them.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • We’ll be staying until we’re positive that he’s safe.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • He was almost positive the smell would bring back some sort of pleasant memory, but nothing came.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • I’ve never been more positive of anything in my life.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  •   "You sure you’re not up for the Halloween Parade?"
      "Positive."
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Mr. Isaac Morris had shaken his little bald head very positively.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Harry looked back at Hagrid, smiling, and saw that Hagrid was positively beaming at him.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Then he leapt to his feet and positively shouted, "It can’t be Harry Potter?"
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • I absolutely, positively hate this beautiful, magical feeling.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • One evening we were privileged to witness a performance by him which seemed to have been his positively last, for he never did it again so long as we watched.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • "But I booked the field!" said Wood, positively spitting with rage.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Positively thrilling.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I just swiped my card and I’m almost positive she should be doing something on her end, but she’s too busy planning her wedding with this guy to remember she has a customer.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I’m almost positive I already drank up the stash I bought yesterday.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I’d burned in ten or twelve years.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • They were, you see, in such a groove
    They positively had to move.
    Roald Dahl  --  Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
  • Today was Sunday, and Aunt Alexandra was positively irritable on the Lord’s Day.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He positively frightened me, he was so fierce.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • Thomas had no memory of his life before the Box, but he was positive he’d finished the worst twenty-four hours of his existence.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • (he was now positively allergic to my presence when in public)
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Philip Lombard sighed and said: "That’s hardly proof positive of an unbalanced mentality, Blore."
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • When the attendants rushed in, and we turned our attention to him, his employment positively sickened me.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • "I most positively was," said Mr. Ewell.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Her open mouth showed the pale gums drawn back from the teeth, which looked positively longer and sharper than usual.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I most positively am not, I can use one hand good as the other.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • "I positively did," Mayella echoed her father.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • He grew to a positively deathly pallor as he said, "No!"
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I positively opened my eyes at this new development.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I’m so acutely aware of everything about him in this moment that I’m almost positive I could pick his thumbprint out of a lineup.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I want to know why he never apologized, because I’m almost positive I would have given him at least one more chance.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I’m still not positive why he’s here, because he’s not even talking, but he knows I’m awake.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • When he turns around, I’m positive my facial expression is stuck between an OMG and a WTF.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I want you to be absolutely positive it’s what you want.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I used to fancy that life was a positive and perpetual entity, and that by consuming a multitude of live things, no matter how low in the scale of creation, one might indefinitely prolong life.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I most positively will.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • I most positively can.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The man was positively mugged and beaten to a glass-shattering pulp.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • When the Professor saw Mina a smile, a positive smile ousted the anxiety of his face.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • They’re all quite positive that nobody could have left the island before they got there.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I was positively afraid to think.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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To see samples using other meanings of positive, click a word sense below:
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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