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optimistic
used in The Mysterious Benedict Society

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Definition
expecting the best; or focusing on the good part of things
  • Reynie decided not to look at Constance; his optimism had been spoiled enough.
    p. 189.9
  • His optimism drained away, and he was suddenly angry with Jillson stupid, lecturesome Jillson!
    p. 214.5
  • Reynie, Kate, and Sticky glanced at one another with cautious optimism.
    p. 218.5
  • In fact, they were so heartened by their success that not even the morning's hidden-message broadcasts dimmed their optimism.
    p. 226.9
  • Reynie felt an unexpected burst of optimism.
    p. 352.4
  • "Well, optimism has never been his strong suit," said Kate.
    p. 362.9
  • As Reynie composed a more optimistic letter to his former tutor — indeed, even as, in his mind, he wrote the words "and now our hopes really do lie with Kate" — Kate was feeling less and less optimistic herself.
    p. 371.1
  • As Reynie composed a more optimistic letter to his former tutor — indeed, even as, in his mind, he wrote the words "and now our hopes really do lie with Kate" — Kate was feeling less and less optimistic herself.
    p. 371.4

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