1 He swings from wild optimism to total despair.
2 There was a note of optimism in his voice as he spoke about the company's future.
3 The air-pollution board has reacted with cautious optimism to the announcement.
4 At the outset of her career she was full of optimism but not now.
5 Recent results must give some cause for optimism.
6 They expressed cautious optimism about a solution to the crisis.
7 He was still full of optimism for the future despite his many problems.
8 They ended the discussion on a note of optimism.
9 I'm full of optimism for the future.
10 I think the hardest thing is tempering optimism with reality, and vice versa.
11 It is interesting to note how public opinions oscillate between the extremes of optimism and pessimism.
12 The predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism.
13 On the other hand, the booster was a public benefactor, no matter how ill-grounded his optimism.
14 We view these changes with guarded optimism.
15 We know that markets can get swept away in irrational waves of optimism and pessimism.