Usage examples for positively

  1. He believed it, and there was positively an expression of respect on his face, as though to say, 'See what we fellows can do! – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  2. At the end of the twelve months, Peter positively refused to go to the college. – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX by Alexander Leighton
  3. It is cruel, perhaps, but she is red, and positively ugly. – Condensed Novels by Bret Harte
  4. Caleb asked, positively uncomfortable now. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  5. They seemed positively to think that the snow- child would run about and play with them. – Famous Stories Every Child Should Know by Various
  6. She did now believe that he was positively resolved not to marry Kate O'Hara, and she believed also that she herself had fixed him in that resolution. – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  7. It is a great honour, but it is one which I must as earnestly and positively decline. – The Castle Inn by Stanley John Weyman
  8. If poetry is not good, it is positively nothing. – Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest by J. Frank Dobie
  9. She was positively driving him mad. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  10. It's an awful state of things, positively awful. – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  11. I can't say, positively, said Mrs. Dorrance, until I write to Mr. Lloyd and see what he thinks of it. – The Dorrance Domain by Carolyn Wells
  12. Now that you are at a safe distance- and of course on the understanding that you never, never say a word to me about it- I positively will and must confess that I was jealous of her about you- yes, about you, Arthur- because you talked to her about Greek- and about ash for aeroplanes- and I couldn't talk about them. – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  13. " It's very sad," said Peter, more ill- at- ease than I'd ever seen him before, " But there's positively no danger, remember. – The Prairie Mother by Arthur Stringer
  14. So far I also speak positively. – The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  15. Don't be unkind: your hesitation was positively cruel. – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  16. He looked positively guilty. – The League of the Leopard by Harold Bindloss
  17. The latter must, then, have been fixed on the lower parts of the wall, but as none of them have yet been found in place we cannot say positively that it was so. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez