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- As Crake had once said, Jimmy was a romantic optimist.p. 346.4
- Despite their irritating qualities — among which lie counts their naive optimism, their open friendliness, their calmness, and their limited vocabularies — he feels protective towards them.p. 153.4
- How optimistic of them to have believed that any of the paperwork and storage disks might still have been of use to anyone.p. 236.9
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