Origin of optimist
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Examples from the Web for optimist
But I am an optimist, and I think this film is very optimistic.Christopher Nolan Uncut: On ‘Interstellar,’ Ben Affleck’s Batman, and the Future of Mankind
November 10, 2014
She is not the only optimist in the long line of people working hard in pursuit of an AIDS vaccine.Why Can't We Find an AIDS Vaccine?
September 15, 2013
Well then, it seems Kofi Annan is hopping off the optimist bandwagon.The Thin Veneer of African 'Democracy'
November 13, 2012
Optimist: But you need to remember why so many people are leaving the labor force.
Optimist: The economy created 92,000 jobs in August (on first estimate) - that's better than nothing.
Nevertheless, Mrs. Adams remained fitfully an optimist in the matter.Alice Adams
In order to be an Optimist in composition you must have some stirrings of democracy in your veins.College Teaching
Well, I calls meself an optimist; I sees the worst of everyfink.The Foundations (Fourth Series Plays)
The reinsurer, the optimist of ill-luck and disaster, slaps his pocket with satisfaction.The Mirror of the Sea
Once a letter spoke of the desirability of being an optimist.Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete
Albert Bigelow Paine
Word Origin and History for optimist
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