But there are a lot of positives in the relationship, too, and both presidents were at pains to stress them.
There are positives emerging from the scandal—more people are now talking about this epidemic in new ways, focusing on prevention.
Instead, Obama and his supporters have focused on the positives.
Marlow: But the positives this season far outweighed the negatives.
The negatives heavily outweigh the positives with respect to Republicans' perceived rigidity and perceived support for the rich.
It is therefore entirely natural for shedding to occur, especially at the positives.
(iii) 'privatives' and 'positives' have reference to the same subject.
positives do not swell or bulge as they discharge, but shed the active material.
If the positives are buckled, the negatives will be also, but not to the extent that the positives are.
Nor were they bound to the laws of their peculiar policy, civil or ecclesiastical, which were positives.
early 14c., originally a legal term meaning "formally laid down," from Old French positif (13c.) and directly from Latin positivus "settled by agreement, positive" (opposed to naturalis "natural"), from positus, past participle of ponere "put, place" (see position (n.)).
Sense of "absolute" is from mid-15c. Meaning in philosophy of "dealing only with facts" is from 1590s. Sense broadened to "expressed without qualification" (1590s), then "confident in opinion" (1660s); mathematical use is from 1704; in electricity, 1755. Psychological sense of "concentrating on what is constructive and good" is recorded from 1916.
1520s, from positive (adj.).
positive pos·i·tive (pŏz'ĭ-tĭv)
Characterized by or displaying certainty, acceptance, or affirmation.
Indicating the presence of a particular disease, condition, or organism.
Indicating or characterized by response or motion toward the source of a stimulus, such as light.
Relating to or designating electric charge of a sign opposite to that of an electron.