A positive

A positive

[¦ā ′päz·əd·iv]
(electricity)
Symbolized A+.
Positive terminal of an A battery or positive polarity of other sources of filament voltage.
Denoting the terminal to which the positive side of the filament voltage source should be connected.
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I miss something," he himself confesses, "common worship, a positive religion, shared with other people.
They might have copied the second article of the existing Confederation, which would have prohibited the exercise of any power not EXPRESSLY delegated; they might have attempted a positive enumeration of the powers comprehended under the general terms "necessary and proper"; they might have attempted a negative enumeration of them, by specifying the powers excepted from the general definition; they might have been altogether silent on the subject, leaving these necessary and proper powers to construction and inference.
In that case he has a positive genius for covering up his tracks.
The name of Willoughby, John Willoughby, frequently repeated, first caught my attention; and what followed was a positive assertion that every thing was now finally settled respecting his marriage with Miss Grey--it was no longer to be a secret--it would take place even within a few weeks, with many particulars of preparations and other matters.
But, at the same time, they made it a positive condition of her continuing in their employment that she should never permit you to visit her at their house, or to meet her and walk out with her when she was in attendance on the children.
In this view belief is not a positive phenomenon, though doubt and disbelief are so.
For the whole afternoon and evening, and for the following forenoon, poor Lilla's loneliness grew to be a positive agony.
But, even in this case, I must make it a positive condition that my name shall not be mentioned.
Now I found a clean cut in it about three inches long--not a mere scratch, but a positive cut.
But there remains to be mentioned a positive advantage which will result from this disposition, and which could not as well have been obtained from any other: I allude to the circumstance of uniformity in the time of elections for the federal House of Representatives.
Next day Betsy herself came to him in the morning, and announced that she had heard through Oblonsky as a positive fact that Alexey Alexandrovitch had agreed to a divorce, and that therefore Vronsky could see Anna.
Shall we make a positive appointment for a particular day and hour?