Usage examples for sanguine

  1. And the third way is for me to have her as a free gift; but I'm not so sanguine as to suppose that you mean to give her to me right out. – Amos Huntingdon by T.P. Wilson
  2. But Dennis was very sanguine; for in this respect he had his father's temperament. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  3. Here was matter for discussion, nor was I at all sanguine as to the result; but to be thus knocked on the head by a club, in the outset, was too much for the modesty of a maiden speech. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  4. Foremost amongst the runners on the bank was a wiry, dark man, with a sanguine complexion, who went with a peculiar long, low stride, keeping his keen eye well on the boat. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  5. The most sanguine Baconian, in his most enthusiastic moments, must fail adequately to appreciate the achievements of Francis Bacon and the obligations under which he has placed posterity. – The Mystery of Francis Bacon by William T. Smedley
  6. Christian is firm, decided, bold, and sanguine. – The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3 by John Bunyan
  7. He was extraordinarily sanguine. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  8. " We must not be sanguine, my child," said Le Kain; " anything is better than disappointment." – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  9. I was talking to one of Round's young men about it, and I fancy they are not very sanguine. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  10. " I will, my poor fellow," returned the captain; " but don't be too sanguine; and let me advise you to say nothing of all this to your mother." – The Madman and the Pirate by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. He was a man of some fifty- five years, strongly made, of a sanguine complexion, an angry eye, and a long upper lip. – A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  12. If I am wrong or too sanguine, I am ready to be corrected. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  13. Next the sanguine, hard or soft, as hope or enjoyment have the upper hand in them; this is the richest group in attractive power. – The Education of Catholic Girls by Janet Erskine Stuart
  14. It was far more than he had expected in his most sanguine moments. – The Sweep Winner by Nat Gould
  15. He was naturally sanguine, and he was very much in love. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  16. Sanguine as he invariably was, he could not but realize the peril of this undertaking. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  17. My lawyer will ferret out this mystery concerning you, and I feel pretty sanguine you will discover something of decided interest and profit to you. – The Boys of Bellwood School by Frank V. Webster
  18. He is very sanguine, and says that he has already invested some forty thousand dollars." – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  19. He was never happier, more sanguine, more joyous, than here. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp