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negative
used in Pride and Prejudice

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Definition
to express criticism or disagreement, or (especially when talking over a radio or in a military setting) to say "no"
  • His daughter's request, for such it might be considered, of being admitted into her family again before she set off for the North, received at first an absolute negative.
    Chapter 50 (93% in)
negative = indicating an answer of "no"
  • To such perseverance in wilful self-deception Elizabeth would make no reply, and immediately and in silence withdrew; determined, if he persisted in considering her repeated refusals as flattering encouragement, to apply to her father, whose negative might be uttered in such a manner as to be decisive, and whose behavior at least could not be mistaken for the affectation and coquetry of an elegant female.
    Chapter 19 (98% in)
  • negative = indicating an answer of "no"
  • A most welcome negative followed the last question—and her alarms now being removed, she was at leisure to feel a great deal of curiosity to see the house herself; and when the subject was revived the next morning, and she was again applied to, could readily answer, and with a proper air of indifference, that she had not really any dislike to the scheme.
    Chapter 42 (96% in)
negative = indicating an answer of "no"
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  • Miss Bingley moved with some alacrity to the pianoforte; and, after a polite request that Elizabeth would lead the way which the other as politely and more earnestly negatived, she seated herself.
    Chapter 10 (66% in)

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