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positive
used in Washington Square

9 uses
  • Her aunt had never seen her with just this manner, and Mrs. Penniman, observing her, set it down to foreign travel, which had made her more positive, more mature.
    Chapter 25 (78% in)
  • He criticised them very freely, in a positive, off-hand way.
    Chapter 4 (43% in)
  • Of course she would have liked to take it as a joke—as her father must have meant it; and yet she would have liked, also, in denying it, to be a little positive, a little sharp; so that he would perhaps not ask the question again.
    Chapter 6 (46% in)
  • I wish you to marry a young man with other antecedents—a young man who could give positive guarantees.
    Chapter 11 (77% in)
  • The assurance was vague, for it contained no element of positive conviction that her father would change his mind.
    Chapter 15 (44% in)
  • Her aunt seemed to her aggressive and foolish, and to see it so clearly—to judge Mrs. Penniman so positively—made her feel old and grave.
    Chapter 18 (2% in)
  • "He was very positive about this, was he?" he asked at last.
    Chapter 20 (74% in)
  • I wait with suspense—with positive excitement; and that is a sort of emotion that I didn't suppose Catherine would ever provide for me.
    Chapter 21 (22% in)
  • "Three days before will do," he went on, "if you are in a position to be positive then.
    Chapter 24 (94% in)

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