But time, she sanguinely believed, would remove every obstacle.
He sanguinely looked upon his imprisonment as merely temporary.
Those who augured so sanguinely for its action and effect were disappointed.
He thought the price too low, sanguinely hoped that it would re-ascend, still deferred his purpose, and lost his all.
“And that will be in France, ere long,” said Constance, sanguinely.
No harm would come to her, they sanguinely repeated, if the Queen were left to herself.
He has made his calculations on this basis, and sanguinely expects to make money rapidly.
They were unaccompanied, however, by the popular summons and proffered sceptre he had sanguinely and confidently anticipated.
The gentleman smiled, but soon warned Ingram, in a serious tone, not to depend so sanguinely on what he had not tried.
"blood-red," late 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), from Old French sanguin (fem. sanguine), from Latin sanguineus "of blood," also "bloody, bloodthirsty," from sanguis (genitive sanguinis) "blood" (see sanguinary). Meaning "cheerful, hopeful, confident" first attested c.1500, because these qualities were thought in medieval physiology to spring from an excess of blood as one of the four humors. Also in Middle English as a noun, "type of red cloth" (early 14c.).
sanguine san·guine (sāng'gwĭn)
Of a healthy, reddish color; ruddy.
Cheerfully confident; optimistic.
Having blood as the dominant humor in terms of medieval physiology.
Archaic Having the temperament and ruddy complexion that was formerly thought to be characteristic of a person dominated by this humor; passionate.