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 Meanings and Examples of OPTIMIST
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 n.  one who expects favorable or good outcome
Classic Sentence:
1  Villona was in good humour because he had had a very satisfactory luncheon; and besides he was an optimist by nature.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In AFTER THE RACE
2  As encore to "An Old Sweetheart of Mine," she gave a peculiarly optimistic poem regarding the value of smiles.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
3  Miss Sherwin's optimistic presence gave Carol more confidence.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VII
4  They were carrying grapes, and women's-magazines, magazines with high-colored pictures and optimistic fiction.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  He now seemed more optimistic, he moved more freely and rocked back and forth on his knees.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter Eight Block, the businessman - Dismissing the law...
Example Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  To an optimist every change is a change for the better.
2  An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
3  Pete, ever the optimist, said things were bound to improve.
4  A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
5  After over a year of uncertain temp jobs, a once-buoyant optimist had become rightfully discouraged.
6  The problem with being an optimist is that when you persist in seeing the upside, people often assume you're an idiot.
7  He is optimistic about the future.
8  He remained strongly optimistic that an agreement could be reached.
9  The President says she is optimistic that an agreement can be worked out soon.
10  He is known for his optimistic can-do attitude.
11  I'm very optimistic about our chances of success.
12  I hold an optimistic view of events.
13  The rising generation of students are optimistic about the future.
14  An optimistic theory of evolutionary progress was surreptitiously beginning to replace the pessimistic doctrine of universal decay.
15  At the end of Youth Festival, the Pope gave a basically optimistic and realistic vision for the future of the Church.