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affirmative

1. Logic
a. (of a categorial proposition) affirming the satisfaction by the subject of the predicate, as in all birds have feathers; some men are married
b. not containing negation
2. Logic an affirmative proposition
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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 existing Confederation establishes this power in the most ample form.
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. He hated her and was forever sundered from her.
"Before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion to Strike Affirmative Defenses, to which Defendants Responded and Plaintiff Replied.
Bollinger cases, newspaper articles and press releases, as well as sociological and statistical surveys of Jews in higher education all suggest that official explanations provided by the Jewish communal groups are insufficient to explain the observed shift in stance on affirmative action between 1978 and the present.
The former chief of libertarian think tank Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS), who had previously warned against affirmative action, said there is a need to remain fighting for the wellbeing of Malays to ensure the entire nation benefits from their economic prosperity.
The report doesn't spell out that the new initiative would specifically look at how affirmative action has harmed and disadvantaged white students, but affirmative action by design helps non-white students seen to be at a societal disadvantage.
-- A majority of Americans say they favor affirmative action programs.