Usage examples for optimist

  1. And when you have the optimist and pessimist acutely opposed in a mixing group, they direct lively conversations at one another across the gulf of distance, even of time. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. Optimist as he always was and tried to be, even in the face of the failure of his hopes, the world disaster was too much. – Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie by Andrew Carnegie
  3. Ah, she said, it is easy to be an optimist to- day. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  4. At least admit you're scarcely an optimist – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  5. " There's nothing like being an optimist Bradby said. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  6. He does not see things through the rosy spectacles of the modern optimist or the green- smoked spectacles of the pessimist; he sees it through the crystal glasses of his own innocence. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  7. We all like the optimist – The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms by John A. Cone
  8. The friend who knew him best in Convention, and who had seen him in his darkest hours then and long ago, said this of him: " He was always an optimist – John Redmond's Last Years by Stephen Gwynn
  9. It was enough to make the most aged optimist 'solemn' to see such a wreck of glorious womanhood. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  10. The Optimist will tell you all about them. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. Eli had always been an optimist and now that he was happily married his lack of a proper religious pessimism became more strongly marked than ever. – Furze the Cruel by John Trevena
  12. He is something far more convincing, far more comforting, far more religiously significant than an optimist he is a happy man. – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  13. Both as an artist and a thinker, in other words, our author is an optimist and although a conservative is not necessarily an optimist I think an optimist is pretty likely to be a conservative. – Views and Reviews by Henry James
  14. Your partner's a shore enough optimist that a- way. – Wolfville Nights by Alfred Lewis
  15. The optimist cannot resist meditating on the way out for our enslaved short story. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby
  16. " You're a nice, quiet, gentlemanly little optimist and I like you, old fellow," retorted Cullen. – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  17. Then Keredec was wrong, optimist as he was, since a will such as hers could save him she loved, even from his own acts. – The Guest of Quesnay by Booth Tarkington
  18. Jean, I'm afraid you're a chirping optimist – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  19. The steam- roller man was an optimist and a literary person: " You may have builded better than you know, captain!" – The U-boat hunters by James B. Connolly
  20. I am not an easy- going optimist as you know, and I don't see how what I have said can be true. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking