Definition of 'positively'

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Example sentences containing 'positively'

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She knows her profile can be used positively. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He absolutely positively wants to do this. The Sun (2016)I'd spend the five minutes prior to her departure almost forcing myself to think positively, but it rarely worked. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We have to try and use it positively. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We will react quickly and positively and move on. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Tick the ones who you think will positively encourage you to change your behaviour and life. Lindenfield, Gael 50 Ways to Become a Self-Confident Woman (1989)Your public effort will reflect either positively or negatively on your church. Christianity Today (2000)Were you failing to think positively enough? Times, Sunday Times (2009)His voice sounds positively creamy with pleasure. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Use your luck positively and spread it to people who need guidance and some sort of hope. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That is fine providing the players react positively. The Sun (2013)The upside is that it is the only lesson where joking around might be positively encouraged. The Sun (2008)Try thinking positively about yourself and it might do wonders for your morale. Lamplugh, Diana & Sterwin, Diana & Nottidge, Pamela Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989)He could not positively identify it. Aldiss, Brian Somewhere East of Life (1994)At times he sounds positively hawkish. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Relationships could be tested, so keep things flowing positively. The Sun (2015)Added to which, there was something positively medieval about his family background. Malcolm Balen A VERY ENGLISH DECEIT: The Secret History of the South Sea Bubble and the First Great Financial Scandal (2002)In moments of crisis, things can become positively apocalyptic. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All but the most simple should be referred for treatment and possible drainage, and some may be positively dangerous if neglected. Mills, Simon The Dictionary of Modern Herbalism (1985)I felt a million times better, almost human again and positively cheerful. Oliver Poole BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)In that company, the British looked positively cheerful. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Synonyms of 'positively'

really, completely, simply, plain

Trends of 'positively'

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Translations for 'positively'

British English: positively ADVERB
You use positively to emphasize that you really mean what you are saying.
This is positively the worst thing that I can even imagine.


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