Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
He was not one of those many diplomats who are esteemed because they have certain negative qualities, avoid doing certain things, and speak French.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Prince Andrew had thought and said that happiness could only be negative, but had said it with a shade of bitterness and irony as though he was really saying that all desire for positive happiness is implanted in us merely to torment us and never be satisfied.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
Westenra; I should never forgive myself if any act of mine, were it even a negative one, brought harm on poor dear Lucy.
Miss Bart went with the Gormers to Alaska; and the expedition, if it did not produce the effect anticipated by her friend, had at least the negative advantage of removing her from the fiery centre of criticism and discussion.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
From time to time, he made a negative sign with his head, as though replying to some question which he had inwardly addressed to himself.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Sir Walter, on being applied to, without actually withholding his consent, or saying it should never be, gave it all the negative of great astonishment, great coldness, great silence, and a professed resolution of doing nothing for his daughter.
At this word APOLOGIES, a cloud passed over the brow of Athos, a haughty smile curled the lip of Porthos, and a negative sign was the reply of Aramis.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context