He was always smiling, helpful, tactful, optimistic.
The Babylonian point of view is optimistic.
Tuberculosis, for instance, was noted for its frequency in long-skeletoned, thin persons, remarkably optimistic.
But this assurance proved optimistic.
While his point of view was somewhat similar to that of Koheleth, his outlook was thoroughly optimistic.
No, no, don't give this to the readers, they want something pleasant, something optimistic!
Our own efforts to produce a mine suitable for very great depths were also proving successful and anticipations as to manufacture were optimistic.
He was cheerfully optimistic.
It was Narcissism in him to love the city so well; he saw his reflection in it; and, like it, he was grimy, big, careless, rich, strong, and unquenchably optimistic.
On comparing this figure with that of the first half of the year (a total of about 484,000 tons) there was distinct cause for gratification; it is right to state that Admiralty officials who had previously been watching mercantile shipbuilding regarded the estimate as very optimistic.
This was written while there was still hope that Congress might take some action at that session, and Morse was optimistic.
The writer must have been well advanced in years or else highly optimistic.
Mr. Kendall was not so sensitive on the subject of debt as was Morse, and he was also much more optimistic and often rebuked his friend for his gloomy anticipations, assuring him that the clouds were not nearly so dark as they appeared.
The inspiration of his brave and optimistic philosophy she felt strongly.
"'My brother had unfortunately been misled by the misrepresentations or perhaps the too optimistic views of his lawyer.
I know just the sort of stuff that's needed--simple, manly, optimistic stuff straight from the shoulder.
It will be a gloriously optimistic chair, for he can tell his students the glowing truth, that what their faces are to be like presently depends mainly on themselves.
And should anybody doubt the efficiency of German control in Turkey, and be disposed to be optimistic about the imminence of Turkey's detachment, he might do well to ponder that story.
In the end,--and even Bidwell retained no more than hazy recollections of how the night terminated,--a bill of sale was drawn up, wherein Bill Rader and Charles Mitchell yielded up all right and title to the claim known as 24 ELDORADO, the same being the name the creek had received from some optimistic chechaquo.
His spirit, usually so optimistic, was oppressed by it, and he had no belief that they would find Long Jim.
Many years ago, when I was younger and more optimistic than to-day, I thought out what struck me as an adventure-story of wonderful promise, and confided the plot to a friend, reputed expert in such matters.
THE HYGIENE OF THE INTERNAL SECRETIONS All these protean expressions of endocrine determination may now begin to be looked upon with the hopeful and optimistic attitude of him who understands cause and effect and can control.
The governing classes, whom it is necessary to feed, are not yet suffering, for the Germans grant them enough, issuing rations to such families as are proved adherents of the German-Turkish combination, and until the pinch of want attacks them we should be foolishly optimistic if we thought that a starving peasantry would cause the collapse or the defection of Germany's newest and most valuable colony.
And yet in the subsequent reaches of the great argument, of which these dark regions form the preface, there emerges the clear, calm, steady light of my optimistic text.
"Perhaps I'd better find another lawyer who is more optimistic," he said.
Outwardly, to the last, little lines about his lips and eyes, he was his genial, optimistic, droll old self.
Being pressed for time and having only the very briefest transaction to perform, it follows that I was kept waiting for my turn with "our Mr. Plausible," in whose optimistic hands my affairs at the moment repose.
OPTIMISTIC GERMAN (reading paper). "
Attempts are made to restore philosophical conceptions assailed by Locke and his followers; the rationalism, of the deistic or semi-deistic writers is declared to be superficial; their optimistic theories disregard the dark side of nature, and provide no sufficient utterance for the sadness caused by the contemplation of human suffering; and the polished monotony of Pope's verses begins to fall upon those who shall tread in his steps.
At the next opportunity Clerambault whispered to Gillot that he ought to be optimistic for two, and cheer Moreau up; and thus each found help in the need of helping the other, according to the great principle of life: "Give, and it shall be given unto you."
And on the other hand there is a certain stretch of road between Dunmow and Coggeshall.... That stretch of road is continually jarring with my optimistic thoughts.
"So she permits me only to design bright optimistic dreams and edifying dreams and glad dreams.
SOLO BY OUR OPTIMISTIC PREMIER.
Religions have been, in principle, pessimistic, so far as the present world is concerned; Monism is, in principle, optimistic, for it recognizes that the process of his evolution has overcome, in increasing measure, the bad element in man, and will go on overcoming it still more.
And the real explanation of this success of the optimistic reformer, of this failure of the pessimistic reformer, is, after all, an explanation of sufficient simplicity.
For Sarrion persisted in taking an optimistic view of Juanita and that which must supervene when she had grown into understanding and knowledge.
But Cicero was not the man to keep an unstable character out of mischief; he loved young men, especially clever ones, and was apt to take an optimistic view of them, as he did of his own son and nephew.
* * * * * CHAPTER I.--AN OPTIMISTIC FORECAST.
Yet one of Mr. Punch's poets, in prophetic and optimistic strain, has actually dared to speculate on the delights of life without "Dora"; Dickens, with the foresight of genius, wrote in "David Copperfield" how his hero "felt it would have been an act of perfidy to Dora to have a natural relish for my dinner."
When I consider his mental output, his abundant labors as father-confessor to a countless host, his pains and persecutions and imprisonments, I can not but think he received some of the powers of his optimistic endurance from contemplations such as he counsels in his incomparable book. "
The success which had attended them had put him into a highly optimistic mood, and he set off for Equator Lodge with the confident feeling that he had, to say the least of it, improved his footing there.
During the first half of the nineteenth century the European colonists who were in daily contact with non-European races, although their impulses and their knowledge alike revolted from the optimistic ethnology of Exeter Hall, yet could escape all thought about their own position by assuming that the problem would settle itself.
One couldn't kill a young man as full of vitality as Charlie Benton with an axe, he informed Stella with an optimistic smile.
It is in its infancy, and so far the most optimistic have not advanced beyond hopes in its efficiency; and if the lessons of the past are correctly interpreted, as they were interpreted by our forefathers in their day, those upon whom responsibility lies in future years for the safety and prosperity of the Empire will see to it that, so far as lies in their power, whatever else may be left undone, the security of the sea communications of the Empire is ensured.
Optimistic in his ventures, he was not naturally a fool.
Will American women supply it, will they, loving ease, favor contract labor from the outside, or will they accept the optimistic view that lack of labor is not acute?
To answer either in the sceptical or the optimistic sense was equally presumptuous.
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