1 This attribute was common to most of Lily's set: they had a force of negation which eliminated everything beyond their own range of perception.
2 It is negation canonized as the one positive virtue.
3 Connie felt that she herself didn't really, not really touch him; perhaps there was nothing to get at ultimately; just a negation of human contact.
4 Napoleon silently shook his head in negation.
5 The negation of the infinite leads straight to nihilism.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—THE ABSOLUTE GOODNESS OF PRAYER
6 She was answered in the negative.
7 For months afterwards, I every day settled the question finally in the negative, and reopened and reargued it next morning.
8 I had never heard of any tutor but Biddy and Mr. Wopsle's great-aunt; so, I replied in the negative.
9 On my replying to both these questions in the negative, it occurred to me that I fell again in her good opinion; but she concealed the fact gracefully, and invited me to dinner next day.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
10 The applicability or non-applicability of the Christian precept to his own case was too difficult a question to be discussed lightly, and this question had long ago been answered by Alexey Alexandrovitch in the negative.
11 Charged with this commission, Betsy had gone to Anna, and brought him back a negative reply.
12 What they had said in the conversation, that he acted justly only in a negative sense, absorbed his thoughts.
13 "Honesty is only a negative qualification," he said.
14 He answered, you remember, in the negative.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan DoyleContext Highlight In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
15 She thanked Miss Crawford, but gave a decided negative.