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 Meanings and Examples of NEGATION
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negation
 n.  act of denying; assertion of the nonrealistic or untruthfulness of anything
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
2  It is negation canonized as the one positive virtue.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
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.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
4  Napoleon silently shook his head in negation.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXXIV
5  The negation of the infinite leads straight to nihilism.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—THE ABSOLUTE GOODNESS OF PRAYER
6  She was answered in the negative.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
7  For months afterwards, I every day settled the question finally in the negative, and reopened and reargued it next morning.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVI
8  I had never heard of any tutor but Biddy and Mr. Wopsle's great-aunt; so, I replied in the negative.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
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 Dickens
Get Context   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.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 17
11  Charged with this commission, Betsy had gone to Anna, and brought him back a negative reply.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 23
12  What they had said in the conversation, that he acted justly only in a negative sense, absorbed his thoughts.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 11
13  "Honesty is only a negative qualification," he said.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 17
14  He answered, you remember, in the negative.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
15  She thanked Miss Crawford, but gave a decided negative.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
Example Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
16  Pleasure and pain are the wealth of life, to escape its negative, as some of the face of courage, in fact, be able to recall a blessing.
17  Consumers generally place more weight on negative information than on the positive when deciding what to buy.
18  I never got the hang of negative numbers.
19  The industry is trying to shed its negative image.
20  Muddy colours in the aura indicate negative emotions or ill health; clear colours are generally a positive sign.
21  The whole experience was definitely more positive than negative.
22  An electron has a negative charge, a proton has a positive charge.
23  Positive and negative experiences form a child's character.
24  She answered the question in the negative.
25  Printing a black-and-white negative on to colour paper produces a similar monochrome effect.
26  Counselling can teach people to handle negative emotions such as fear and anger.
27  The test for bacteria was negative.
28  She presents herself in public and hence is an object of positive or negative regard, as the case may be.
29  The authorities say negative reports on Zimbabwe are a false creation by what they term a hostile Western media.
30  The carriers in metallic conductors are electrons, and they all carry the same negative charge.