Things are said to be opposed in four senses: (i) as correlatives to one another, (ii) as contraries to one another, (iii) as privatives to positives, (iv) as affirmatives to negatives.
Opposites in the sense of 'privatives' and 'positives' are' blindness' and 'sight'; in the sense of affirmatives and negatives, the propositions 'he sits', 'he does not sit'.
It would be superfluous, therefore, to enter into a proof of the affirmative
The king's request had undoubtedly been acceded to by an affirmative
sign, for in firm, sonorous accents, which vibrated in the depths of Athos's heart, the king began his speech, explaining his conduct and counseling the welfare of the kingdom.
This, then, was my first glimpse of the garden; but I had not time to look long, the portress, after having answered in the affirmative
my question as to whether her mistress was at home, opened the folding-doors of a room to the left, and having ushered me in, closed them behind me.
At the very instant he did this and uttered those words, Pierre felt that the question of his wife's guilt which had been tormenting him the whole day was finally and indubitably answered in the affirmative
For some of us - certainly for me - the idea that affirmative
action has evolved into a system of different standards for people is something I never, ever thought was what affirmative
She was a member of the last class admitted to Boalt under affirmative
action and a leading organizer in student campaigns to revive it.
The Clinton administration, which claimed to be in favor of affirmative
action, attempted to "mend it" so as not to "end it" (affirmative
What would happen if a university's class-based affirmative
action program looked beyond just income to factors like concentration of poverty, wealth, and family structure?
In Richard Nixon and the Rise of Affirmative
Action: The Pursuit of Racial Equality in an Era of Limits, Kevin Yuill wrestles with an interesting and underexplored question: "Why was President Richard M.