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positive
used in Persuasion

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
I'm absolutely positive!
Definition
certain (having no doubt; or used for emphasis)
  • Mary, resenting that she should be supposed not to know her own cousin, began talking very warmly about the family features, and protesting still more positively that it was Mr Elliot, calling again upon Anne to come and look for herself, but Anne did not mean to stir, and tried to be cool and unconcerned.
    Chapter 22 (63% in)

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  • It was Mary's hope and belief that he had received a positive dismissal from Henrietta, and her husband lived under the constant dependence of seeing him to-morrow.
    Chapter 10 (8% in)
  • She generally thought he would come, because she generally thought he ought; but it was a case which she could not so shape into any positive act of duty or discretion, as inevitably to defy the suggestions of very opposite feelings.
    Chapter 22 (95% in)

There are no more uses of "positive" in Persuasion.

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