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 Meanings and Examples of POSITIVE
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positive
 a.  involving advantage or good ; greater than zero; very sure; confident
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
2  There was no positive ill-nature in Maria or Julia; and though Fanny was often mortified by their treatment of her, she thought too lowly of her own claims to feel injured by it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
3  It was Mary's hope and belief that he had received a positive dismissal from Henrietta, and her husband lived under the constant dependence of seeing him to-morrow.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
4  There had been nonchalance in his tone, showing her that he felt no absolute grief at a consummation which to her was a positive horror.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
5  But she knew nothing positive; and though Clym was her well-beloved cousin there was one nearer to her still.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 6 Thomasin Argues with Her Cousin, and He Writes a Letter
6  She became restive, insisted upon her rights, and finally announced her positive intention of going to a certain ball.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
7  There is a dry glitter in his eyes and a firm set of his thin lips, which goes with a positive and possibly a harsh nature.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
8  It was a stroke of positive genius on his part to see in the burglary scare which was convulsing the country side an opportunity of plausibly getting rid of the man whom he feared.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
9  Both women were positive upon the point.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
10  It was he who at once, in an incisive and positive tone, opened the conversation.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
11  This man declares that he was not absent from his post for an instant, and he is positive that neither boy nor man could have gone that way unseen.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
12  The first positive sign which he gave me of the direction which his investigation was taking was an extraordinary one.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
13  That's the window, Mr. Holmes, which gave us one of the few bits of positive evidence that came out at the inquest.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
14  At last we were getting something positive, and yet it seemed a long gap between an absconding banker and Captain Peter Carey pinned against the wall with one of his own harpoons.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
15  Now I will give you the evidence of Susan Tarlton, who is the only person who can say anything positive about the matter.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Even innocuous substances can sometimes register a positive result in a drug test.
17  Consumers generally place more weight on negative information than on the positive when deciding what to buy.
18  Muddy colours in the aura indicate negative emotions or ill health; clear colours are generally a positive sign.
19  She made very positive noises at the interview about me getting the job.
20  I want to be a positive role model for my sister.
21  Mr Norris said he was hopeful that his request would elicit a positive response.
22  Be positive about your future and get on with living a normal life.
23  The report ended on a positive note.
24  I adopted a positive outlook on life.
25  I hope u'll be more positive overall.
26  We have no positive proof of her guilt.
27  I hope you'll be more positive in every way.
28  The negotiations have been conducted in a positive manner.
29  One must be positive, but not too positive.
30  The whole experience was definitely more positive than negative.