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negative
used in War and Peace

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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"
  • Again Pierre's negative answer seemed to distress him, and he hastened to add: "Never mind!
    Book Twelve — 1812 (69% in)
negative = indicating an answer of "no"
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  • He was not one of those many diplomats who are esteemed because they have certain negative qualities, avoid doing certain things, and speak French.
    Book Two — 1805 (47% in)
  • Lorrain, pursing up his lips, waved a severely negative finger before his nose.
    Book One — 1805 (64% in)
  • Speranski went on to say that honor, l'honeur, cannot be upheld by privileges harmful to the service; that honor, l'honneur, is either a negative concept of not doing what is blameworthy or it is a source of emulation in pursuit of commendation and rewards, which recognize it.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (17% in)
  • ...their true historical character, when expressing hatred for the French in words proved insufficient, when it was not even possible to express that hatred by fighting a battle, when self-confidence was of no avail in relation to the one question before Moscow, when the whole population streamed out of Moscow as one man, abandoning their belongings and proving by that negative action all the depth of their national feeling, then the role chosen by Rostopchin suddenly appeared senseless.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (59% in)
  • Prince Andrew had thought and said that happiness could only be negative, but had said it with a shade of bitterness and irony as though he was really saying that all desire for positive happiness is implanted in us merely to torment us and never be satisfied.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (60% in)
  • If there is even a single body moving freely, then the laws of Kepler and Newton are negatived and no conception of the movement of the heavenly bodies any longer exists.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (98% in)

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