Origin of sanguine
Examples from the Web for sanguinely
“And that will be in France, ere long,” said Constance, sanguinely.The White Rose of Langley|Emily Sarah Holt
But time, she sanguinely believed, would remove every obstacle.The Rivals of Acadia|Harriet Vaughan Cheney
They were unaccompanied, however, by the popular summons and proffered sceptre he had sanguinely and confidently anticipated.
Those who augured so sanguinely for its action and effect were disappointed.The Felon's Track|Michael Doheny
He sanguinely looked upon his imprisonment as merely temporary.The Boy Broker|Frank A. Munsey
Word Origin for sanguine
"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.).