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 Meanings and Examples of NEGATIVE
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
negative
 a.  adverse; involving disadvantage or harm; pessimistic
Classic Sentence: (36 in 3 pages)
1  She was answered in the negative.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
2  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
3  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
4  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
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  "Honesty is only a negative qualification," he said.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 17
9  He answered, you remember, in the negative.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
10  She thanked Miss Crawford, but gave a decided negative.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
11  Oliver, whose eyes had glistened at the mention of meat, and who was trembling with eagerness to devour it, replied in the negative; and a plateful of coarse broken victuals was set before him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
12  "I beg your pardon, madam, this is your seat;" and though she immediately drew back with a decided negative, he was not to be induced to sit down again.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
13  I have made some inquiries myself in the last few days, but the results have, I fear, been negative.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
14  He was flaxen-haired and handsome, in a washed-out negative fashion, with frightened blue eyes, and a clean-shaven face, with a weak, sensitive mouth.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
15  "Purely negative as yet," my friend answered.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
Example Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
16  Muddy colours in the aura indicate negative emotions or ill health; clear colours are generally a positive sign.
17  The whole experience was definitely more positive than negative.
18  An electron has a negative charge, a proton has a positive charge.
19  Positive and negative experiences form a child's character.
20  She answered the question in the negative.
21  Printing a black-and-white negative on to colour paper produces a similar monochrome effect.
22  Counselling can teach people to handle negative emotions such as fear and anger.
23  The test for bacteria was negative.
24  She presents herself in public and hence is an object of positive or negative regard, as the case may be.
25  The authorities say negative reports on Zimbabwe are a false creation by what they term a hostile Western media.
26  The carriers in metallic conductors are electrons, and they all carry the same negative charge.
27  Interestingly, the mutation is also associated with certain other negative physiological consequences.
28  I think our countries are very similar in the negative attitudes that people have towards mathematics.
29  The conference concluded that it was up to western societies to change the image of Islam they held and especially to counteract negative images of Islam in the media.
30  The campaign was highly negative in tone; each candidate tried to discredit the other.