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positive -- as in: had a positive effect
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as in: had a positive effect Define
good or beneficial
  • Lower interest rates positively affected home sales.
  • Lower gasoline prices have positively affected movie ticket sales.
  • We don’t have a solution yet, but our recent experiment was a positive step in the right direction.
  • Wage growth had a positive impact on the stock market.

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  • I’m making a list of the positives and negatives of switching jobs
  • With some positive action before them, a little of the tension died.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The authorities’ problem with the book was obvious. The protagonist was a Jew, and he was presented in a positive light.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Even jail can be positive if you go in with a good heart.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Thomas waited, hoping that Newt or Alby would have a positive reaction to the news, maybe even have further information to shed light on the mystery.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • His ear infections and nerve damage were still contorting the marching pattern at the Hitler Youth, which, I can assure you, was not a positive thing.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief

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  • It was a time of bleeders and broken planes and teddy bears, but the first quarter of 1943 was to finish on a positive note for the book thief.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
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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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