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positive
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

9 uses
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Definition
certain (having no doubt; or used for emphasis)
  • You are positive that he took full advantage of you?
    p. 242.4
positive = certain
  • 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.
    p. 68.1
  • positively = absolutely (used for emphasis)
  • Today was Sunday, and Aunt Alexandra was positively irritable on the Lord's Day.
    p. 170.9
  • positively = absolutely (used for emphasis)
  • (he was now positively allergic to my presence when in public)
    p. 180.2
  • positively = absolutely (used for emphasis)
  • "I most positively was," said Mr. Ewell.
    p. 234.9
  • positively = certainly (used for emphasis)
  • I most positively can.
    p. 236.8
  • positively = certainly (used for emphasis)
  • I most positively will.
    p. 236.8
  • positively = certainly (used for emphasis)
  • I most positively am not, I can use one hand good as the other.
    p. 238.1
  • positively = certainly (used for emphasis)
  • "I positively did," Mayella echoed her father.
    p. 242.3
positively = absolutely (used for emphasis)
There are no more uses of "positive" in To Kill a Mockingbird.

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