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There is a dry glitter in his eyes and a firm set of his thin lips, which goes with a positive and possibly a harsh nature.
A. Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson   Context
You have heard me remark that the strangest and most unique things are very often connected not with the larger but with the smaller crimes, and occasionally, indeed, where there is room for doubt whether any positive crime has been committed.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, III   Context
She became restive, insisted upon her rights, and finally announced her positive intention of going to a certain ball.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, III   Context
This man declares that he was not absent from his post for an instant, and he is positive that neither boy nor man could have gone that way unseen.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL   Context
The first positive sign which he gave me of the direction which his investigation was taking was an extraordinary one.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER   Context
At last we were getting something positive, and yet it seemed a long gap between an absconding banker and Captain Peter Carey pinned against the wall with one of his own harpoons.
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Return of Sherlock Holmes, THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER   Context
I used to fancy that life was a positive and perpetual entity, and that by consuming a multitude of live things, no matter how low in the scale of creation, one might indefinitely prolong life.
Bram Stoker
Dracula, CHAPTER XVIII   Context
My friend Heep has not fixed the positive remuneration at too high a figure, but he has made a great deal, in the way of extrication from the pressure of pecuniary difficulties, contingent on the value of my services; and on the value of those services I pin my faith.
Charles Dickens
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM   Context
In my heart I believed her to be right; and yet I took it rather ill, too, that she should be so positive on the point.
Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, Chapter XVII   Context
I should have respected myself because I should at least have been capable of being lazy; there would at least have been one quality, as it were, positive in me, in which I could have believed myself.
Feodor Dostoevsky
Notes from the Underground, PART 1: VI   Context
He would even risk his cakes and would deliberately desire the most fatal rubbish, the most uneconomical absurdity, simply to introduce into all this positive good sense his fatal fantastic element.
Feodor Dostoevsky
Notes from the Underground, PART 1: VIII   Context
There were moments of such positive intoxication, of such happiness, that there was not the faintest trace of irony within me, on my honour.
Feodor Dostoevsky
Notes from the Underground, PART 2: II   Context
I, however, can see very little good resulting from such a course, either to themselves or the slaves escaping; while, upon the other hand, I see and feel assured that those open declarations are a positive evil to the slaves remaining, who are seeking to escape.
Frederick Douglass
The Narrative of the Life, CHAPTER XI   Context
I, however, can see very little good resulting from such a course, either to themselves or the slaves escaping; while, upon the other hand, I see and feel assured that those open declarations are a positive evil to the slaves remaining, who are seeking to escape.
Frederick Douglass
The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, CHAPTER XI   Context
Eliza ended by acquiring an extremely uncommercial script which was a positive extension of her personal beauty, and spending three times as much on stationery as anyone else because certain qualities and shapes of paper became indispensable to her.
George Bernard Shaw
Pygmalion, ACT V   Context
Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.
George Orwell
Animal Farm, Chapter III   Context
Her theological tenets were all made up, labelled in most positive and distinct forms, and put by, like the bundles in her patch trunk; there were just so many of them, and there were never to be any more.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin, CHAPTER XV   Context
The most positive mandate from him who seemed the acknowledged leader, was liable to be violated at each moment by any rash hand that might choose to sacrifice a victim to the manes of some dead friend or relative.
James Fenimore Cooper
The Last of the Mohicans, CHAPTER 10   Context
She generally thought he would come, because she generally thought he ought; but it was a case which she could not so shape into any positive act of duty or discretion, as inevitably to defy the suggestions of very opposite feelings.
Jane Austen
Persuasion, Chapter 22   Context
Perhaps not the less so from feeling a doubt of my positive happiness had my fair cousin honoured me with her hand; for I have often observed that resignation is never so perfect as when the blessing denied begins to lose somewhat of its value in our estimation.
Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 20   Context
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