Now, after a week of his new work, he would have been less positive.
I am positive--" he went on, but lost interest in his own words.
On one occasion, in the Queen's Bench, a libel was charged against a defendant which he positively denied ever to have written.
Miranda thought a moment, but then she answered positively,-- "No, I don't.
But positively"--here he rose, and began to draw on his gloves--"positively I have stayed longer than I intended.
En entrant dans la salle il s'est exclame: "Il faut que je le fasse: il le faut ..." Mme V---- lui a demande ce qu'il etait oblige de faire, et la-dessus il a jete un clignement d'oeil a St. Leger et a l'autre complice qui ont couche Mme V---- a terre, et le prince l'a positivement fouettee... C'etait le resultat d'un pari.
But this abrupt positiveness did not convince.
It's an old story that two positives make a negative.
This negative is now to give birth to a positive,--this mass of contradictions to assert its hidden truth in a perfect harmonious affirmation of the realities of Nature.
Some trifling sprain causes lameness for life, some slight blow brings on wasting disease, to a person whose health is merely negative, not positive,--while a well-trained frame throws it off in twenty-four hours.