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positive
used in In the Unlikely Event

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
had a positive effect
Definition
good or beneficial
  • At least they were doing something positive.
    p. 223.9
positive = good or beneficial
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • "There's a Lord & Taylor," Robo said, trying to find something positive to say.
    p. 145.5
  • positive = good or beneficial
  • I'm in a position to be a positive influence in Miriam's life."
    p. 153.8
positive = good or beneficial
There are no more uses of "positive" flagged with this meaning in In the Unlikely Event.

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2  —1 use as in:
a positive attitude
Definition
optimistic (expecting or focusing good things); or agreeable
  • Hard work and a positive attitude paid off.
    p. 274.7
positive = optimistic or agreeable
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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • "Okay, then," Miri says, trying her best to keep it upbeat, positive.
    p. 460.3

There are no more uses of "positive" in In the Unlikely Event.

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