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positive
used in Nineteen Minutes

3 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
I'm absolutely positive!
Definition
certain (having no doubt; or used for emphasis)
  • In the reflection of the mirror, she watched the girl who looked just like her take a tube of lipstick-'Positively Hot!' the label read-and apply it.
    Part 1 (46% in)
positively = absolutely (used for emphasis)
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2  —2 uses as in:
The test came back positive.
Definition
found a condition or substance to be present
  • I took a pregnancy test today. It was positive.
    Part 1 (99% in)
positive = indicating that a condition was found (in this case, that she is pregnant)
  • After three positive pregnancy tests, after her period was three weeks late-she was miscarrying.
    Part 1 (**% in)
positive = indicating that a condition was found
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3  —1 use as in:
a positive number
Definition
greater than zero (of a number)
  • And then, slowly, she watched the second, perpendicular line appear: a plus sign, a positive, a cross to bear.
    Part 1 (98% in)
positive = greater than zero
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