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positive
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

7 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
I'm absolutely positive!
Definition
certain (having no doubt; or used for emphasis)
  • In Part One of formal scientific method, which is the statement of the problem, the main skill is in stating absolutely no more than you are positive you know.
    Part 2 (14% in)

There are no more uses of "positive" flagged with this meaning in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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  • It gives a positive goal to work toward that does not confine.
    Afterward (37% in)
  • But history keeps happening, and it seems no harm and maybe some positive good to add to our historical heritage with some talk in this area of discourse.
    Part 1 (88% in)
  • Later, when I developed more confidence in my immunity to his affliction, I became interested in this debris in a more positive way and began to jot down the fragments amorphically, that is, without regard to form, in the order in which they occurred to me.
    Part 3 (2% in)
  • The vacuum that had been created by the withholding of grades was suddenly filled with the positive goal of Quality, and the whole thing fit together.
    Part 3 (16% in)
  • The specter of technology the Sutherlands are running from becomes not an evil but a positive fun thing.
    Part 3 (42% in)
  • I certainly don't see Aristotle's works as a major source of either positive or negative values.
    Part 4 (37% in)

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