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optimistic
used in Lonesome Dove

4 uses
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Definition
expecting the best; or focusing on the good part of things
  • When he stood up, his head cleared for a moment and he felt a wild optimism—maybe he was over being drunk.
    Chapters 9-10 (36% in)
  • For some reason he felt a surge of optimism as he walked down the street to the post office.
    Chapters 68-69 (54% in)
  • But to his surprise, the minute he stepped inside the door of the post office his optimism gave way in a flash to bitter depression.
    Chapters 68-69 (55% in)
  • " Jake's momentary optimism had passed, and he felt tired and despairing.
    Chapters 74-74 (61% in)

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