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. Ah, she said, it is easy to be an optimist to- day. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  3. 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
  4. Jean, I'm afraid you're a chirping optimist. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. " There's nothing like being an optimist," Bradby said. – The Lost Valley by J. M. Walsh
  8. At least admit you're scarcely an optimist. – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  9. 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
  10. " You're a nice, quiet, gentlemanly little optimist, and I like you, old fellow," retorted Cullen. – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  11. The Optimist will tell you all about them. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  12. We all like the optimist. – The Man Who Pleases and the Woman Who Charms by John A. Cone
  13. 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
  14. The optimist cannot resist meditating on the way out for our enslaved short story. – Definitions by Henry Seidel Canby