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positive
used in It Happened to Nancy

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1  —3 uses as in:
I'm absolutely positive!
Definition
certain (having no doubt; or used for emphasis)
  • I couldn't, I positively couldn't, stand not seeing LEW.
    p. 147.1
positively = with certainty; or absolutely (used for emphasis)
  • I'm not absolutely positive there is that Heaven that I want so desperately to be there.
    p. 98.2
  • positive = certain
  • I've been well enough to go back to Mom's for ages, but Dr. Marx won't release me until he's "absolutely, positively, for sure certain" that my good bugs are in charge of my bad bugs.
    p. 199.4
positively = with certainty
There are no more uses of "positive" flagged with this meaning in It Happened to Nancy.

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  • But I've got to think about positive things, like what we're going to do tomorrow.
    p. 256.5
  • How could I not with his soft voice and his positive presence?
    p. 4.8
  • THE BRANCH OF MATHEMATICS THAT USES POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE NUMBERS, LETTERS, AND OTHER SYSTEMIZED SYMBOLS TO EXPRESS AND ANALYZE TIIE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CONCEPTS AND QUANTITY IN TERMS OF FORMULAS, EQUATIONS, ETC.: GENERALIZED MATHEMATICS.
    p. 20.3
  • I used to be such a positive, happy little kid, and now it's like I'm just an empty box of loneliness.
    p. 30.7
  • I just have this wonderful, positive, white-light feeling that we can.
    p. 37.1
  • At least now I have a positive reason for existing.
    p. 92.3
  • Always, she brought pads and pastels and stuff along, and she'd draw beautifully, and I'd try .... not too successfully .... if you remember, Self, and I'm positively sure you do.
    p. 93.8
  • Missy says being positive is the biggest part of my recovery.
    p. 100.9
  • He's talked me back down to reality and sanity, and he's going to bring me a positive book about people with AIDS.
    p. 134.1
  • Dr. S. says that lots of people who are HIV positive feel pretty good for five or six or even seven years, but because of my low immune system to begin with, I've got an infection in my eyes that just doesn't seem to want to clear up.
    p. 145.2
  • They are beautiful prayers, sort of like the Indians', always grateful, always positive, always loving and forgiving.
    p. 219.7
  • I was tempted to try it, but I think I'll stick to Aunt Thelma's kind of positive beliefs.
    p. 220.0
  • Not that he'll ever take the place of you, dear Self, but now we're three—isn't that positively smart?
    p. 227.8
  • I wish every day for the rest of my life could be so .... so .... there are not positive enough words to describe it, except .... maybe sacred?
    p. 236.9
  • Anyway, I'm positively, always positively pooped.
    p. 237.6
  • Anyway, I'm positively, always positively pooped.
    p. 237.6

There are no more uses of "positive" in It Happened to Nancy.

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