optimistic


optimistic
01. He has an interview for a job this afternoon, and is quite [optimistic] about his chances.
02. My [optimism] is based on my previous experience dealing with these people; I know they are the best in their field.
03. Her parents have spoken [optimistically] of her chances of getting into medical school.
04. Both sides are said to be [optimistic] that an agreement can be reached.
05. Sue is such an [optimist] that she makes everyone around her feel positive.
06. Marly is quite [optimistic] that he will be able to make the top team this season.
07. Negotiators are expressing [optimism] that a peace deal can be reached between the different parties in the conflict.
08. Winston Churchill observed that a pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, whereas an [optimist] sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
09. Studies have shown that [optimists] generally live longer than pessimists.
10. I don't know if I got the job, but I'm pretty [optimistic] because the interview went really well.
11. Winston Churchill once said, "For myself, I am an [optimist]; it does not seem to be much use being anything else."
12. A Finnish proverb notes that to an [optimist] every weed is a flower, but to a pessimist every flower is a weed.
13. A Russian proverb suggests that a pessimist is a well-informed [optimist].
14. Helen Keller once stated that [optimism] is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
15. Studies show that lovers tend to overlook the current problems in their relationship, and usually make overly [optimistic] predictions about how long it will last.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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