SANGUINE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of SANGUINE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
sanguine
 a.  cheerfully confident; optimistic; of healthy reddish color; ruddy
Classic Sentence:
1  In seasons of cheerfulness, no temper could be more cheerful than hers, or possess, in a greater degree, that sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
2  Mr. Harris, who attended her every day, still talked boldly of a speedy recovery, and Miss Dashwood was equally sanguine; but the expectation of the others was by no means so cheerful.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43
3  Mr. Micawber may have concealed his difficulties from me in the first instance, but his sanguine temper may have led him to expect that he would overcome them.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO...
4  We might have been a party of Ogres, the conversation assumed such a sanguine complexion.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
5  Miss Mills accepted this trust, too; but was not sanguine.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37. A LITTLE COLD WATER
6  Your old knowledge of me, my dear Mr. Copperfield, will have told you that I have not the sanguine disposition of Mr. Micawber.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
7  She spoke of her farther as somewhat delicate and puny, but was sanguine in the hope of her being materially better for change of air.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
8  On her father, her confidence had not been sanguine, but he was more negligent of his family, his habits were worse, and his manners coarser, than she had been prepared for.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
9  The success of Mr. Sowerberry's ingenious speculation, exceeded even his most sanguine hopes.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
10  His sanguine temper, and fearlessness of mind, operated very differently on her.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
11  All his sanguine expectations, all his confidence had been justified.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
12  Then, of course, she might give us very important information, but I was not sanguine that she would.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
13  I presume that the sanguine temperament itself and the disturbing influence end in a mentally-accomplished finish; a possibly dangerous man, probably dangerous if unselfish.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
14  He was trying to gather up the scarlet threads of life and to weave them into a pattern; to find his way through the sanguine labyrinth of passion through which he was wandering.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
15  Even as Indian ivory, if one stain it with sanguine dye, or where white lilies are red with many a rose amid: such colour came on the maiden's face.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
Example Sentence:
1  Let us not be too sanguine about the outcome; something could go wrong.