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positive
used in A Thousand Acres

2 meanings, 2 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
I'm absolutely positive!
Definition
certain (having no doubt; or used for emphasis)
  • Unless he positively commits himself—
    p. 300.9

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2  —1 use as in:
a positive attitude
Definition
optimistic (expecting or focusing good things); or agreeable
  • And then there was the willful positive thinking, the self-induced illusion that everything would turn out fine, when we had all kinds of evidence that it wouldn't.
    p. 154.8

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