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negative
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

5 uses
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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"
  • The young man's finger, glided over the words, but at each one Noirtier answered by a negative sign.
    Chapters 75-76 (51% in)
negative = indicating an answer of "no"
  • Though answered in the negative, he begged so earnestly to be permitted to visit those on the fifth floor, that, in despite of the oft-repeated assurance of the concierge that they were occupied, Dantes succeeded in inducing the man to go up to the tenants, and ask permission for a gentleman to be allowed to look at them.
    Chapters 25-26 (28% in)
  • negative = indicating an answer of "no"
  • Ali returned a sign in the negative.
    Chapters 45-46 (54% in)
  • negative = indicating an answer of "no"
  • He returned a sign in the negative.
    Chapters 51-52 (41% in)
  • negative = indicating an answer of "no"
  • Another sign in the negative.
    Chapters 51-52 (41% in)
negative = indicating an answer of "no"
There are no more uses of "negative" in The Count of Monte Cristo.

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