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pessimistic
used in Lonesome Dove

4 uses
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Definition
expecting that things will turn out badly; or focusing on the bad part of things
  • It was enough to make a man a pessimist, that such things had started occurring regularly.
    Chapters 70-71 (56% in)
  • "What if they don't pay us here?" the pessimistic Needle asked one night.
    Chapters 79-80 (39% in)
  • " Jasper was impatient with Lippy's pessimism.
    Chapters 83-84 (5% in)
  • " "Go back to sleep, if all you can do is be pessimistic," Augustus said.
    Chapters 93-94 (57% in)

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