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optimistic
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
expecting the best; or focusing on the good part of things
  • But it was a miserable walk home, especially after such an optimistic start.
    4.5 - Hippe (94% in)
  • ...to them about his cousin's condition; he was rebuked by the Italian, however, for observing that there was an underlying error in the conventional notion that philosophical credulity and sanguine trust in the good are expressions of health, whereas pessimism and condemnation of the world are signs of illness; because otherwise the bleak final state could not bring forth an optimism, compared to whose awful rosiness the preceding gloom seemed a coarse, but healthy expression of life.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (89% in)

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