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sanguinity

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sanguinity feeling sanguine; optimistically cheerful and confident
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n sanguinity The quality of being sanguine; sanguineness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sanguinity Sanguineness; ardor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Sanguinity sanguineness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sanguineussanguis, sanguinis, blood.

Usage

In literature:

I am never very sanguine on literary projects.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin" by Charles Darwin
Mrs. Garland was of a festive and sanguine turn of mind, a woman soon set up and soon set down, and the coming of the regiments quite excited her.
"The Trumpet-Major" by Thomas Hardy
He had worn out even the most sanguine of his friends.
"The Age of Invention" by Holland Thompson
Foster, Jackson's successor, he would have been less sanguine.
"Jefferson and his Colleagues" by Allen Johnson
I have naturally but little imagination, and am not of a very sanguine turn of mind.
"Table-Talk" by William Hazlitt
Still a plot was concocted for a break, and it seemed to the sanguine portions of us that it must prove successful.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
This was due to a sanguine temperament and a large imagination.
"The Golden House" by Charles Dudley Warner
My sanguine statement that we should be out of the rain proved not quite true.
"The Rise of Roscoe Paine" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Some of the sanguine men have set down all the States as certain for Taylor but Illinois, and it as doubtful.
"The Papers And Writings Of Abraham Lincoln, Complete" by Abraham Lincoln
Then she was still fresh, and had sanguine hopes of being able to tire out her pursuers.
"The Deerslayer" by James Fenimore Cooper
The wary Ferdinand knew the sanguine temperament of the Moors, and hastened to prevent their deriving confidence from the night's disaster.
"Chronicle of the Conquest of Granada" by Washington Irving
The evening was bright, and the prospect before us such as might justify sanguine expectation.
"A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay" by Watkin Tench
The effects were even beyond my most sanguine expectations.
"The Devil's Elixir" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
There was no immediate cause for alarm, he decided; and sought to hearten Mrs Lawless with his sanguine views.
"Grit Lawless" by F.E. Mills Young
Prudence was not so sanguine.
"Imprudence" by F.E. Mills Young
I suppose I am sanguine.
"Checkmate" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
This Disease is generally distinguished into two Kinds, the sanguineous and serous Apoplexy.
"Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health" by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
I marked his strong and nervous frame and his sanguine air: and twenty years earlier the sight might have damped me.
"Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
Sanguineous discharge from vagina began on 29th; patient supposed it to be her proper period.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The possibilities which are opened by modern research are so vast that even the most reserved must feel sanguine of the future.
"The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla" by Thomas Commerford Martin
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In poetry:

Her shadow restores the grass's green
Where the sun had gilded it;
The air has given her copper hair
The sanguine that was requisite.
Whatever her flaws, my lady
Has no fault in her young body.
"Fiametta" by John Peale Bishop
Must come and bide. And such are we —
Unreasoning, sanguine, visionary —
That I can hope
Health, love, friends, scope
In full for thee; can dream thou'lt find
Joys seldom yet attained by humankind!
"To An Unborn Pauper Child" by Thomas Hardy
In one iron hour
The crescent flared and waned,
As from tower to tower,
Fire-scathed and sanguine-stained,
Death, with flame in hand, an open bloodred flower,
Passed, and where it bloomed no bloom of life remained.
"Ode On The Insurrection In Candia" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The toothed thorns that bit thy brows
Lighten the weight of gold on theirs;
Thy nakedness enrobes thy spouse
With the soft sanguine stuff she wears
Whose old limbs use for ointment yet
Thine agony and bloody sweat.
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
No fragment of it save the name
They leave thee for a crown of scorns
Wherewith to mock thy naked shame
And forehead bitten through with thorns
And, marked with sanguine sweat and tears,
The stripes of eighteen hundred years
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
That beat love's message into melody-
A song that touches in this place remote
Gladness supreme in its undying note
And stirs to life the soul of memory-
'Tis strange that while you're beating into life
Men here below are plunged in sanguine strife!
"A Lark above the Trenches" by John William Streets

In news:

For Better or for Wurtzel, Author and Lawyer Elizabeth Sanguine About Failing the Bar Exam .
Oct 21, 8 pm, $5-$10, with Sharks with Wings and Sanguine Vessel, Vox Populi, 319 N 11th St, third floor, bowerbird.org.
Despite continued warnings of vulnerabilities from security vendors, Mac OS X users and developers sounded a sanguine note in the face of potential exploits.
For Better or for Wurtzel, Author and Lawyer Elizabeth Sanguine About Failing the Bar Exam.
Healthcare Construction Outlook Stays Sanguine .
The Sanguineous Art of Robert Sherer.
Years ago, I took a lesson home from a London stageplay, Lettice and Lovage, that featured a sanguine Maggie Smith in the role of a bored tour guide at a British Stately Home.
Treasury TRIA Report Unduly Sanguine about Private Market's Ability to Provide Terrorism Insurance.
Sanguine Bond, FX Markets Show Draghi Succeeded in Fostering Calm.
Wynter Gordon To Release 'Sanguine' EP in January: Exclusive.
A mostly sanguine, agreeable personality but flecked with brilliant, colorful bursts (much like the precious gem).
Pair with a great cut of lamb, and get swept up in its sanguine aromas and meaty flavors which entice you again and again to take another sip of the wine.
The actual story of Hefner's success is less sanguine, since Playboy 's initial popularity was based on its embrace of 1940s and '50s sexist ideas.
Economic data is looking less sanguine.
With low job growth last month and less sanguine economic data, is it time to batten down the hatches.
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In science:

However, it has been learned in the lattice community over the years not to be overly sanguine about predicting the structure of the hadron based on the interpolation field.
A Review of Pentaquark Calculations on the Lattice
For spectra of hot samples as in brown dwarfs and exoplanets, the situation is much less sanguine, except in the case of water for which there has been extensive experimental (Zobov et al. 2008) and theoretical work (Barber et al. 2006).
Division Xii/commission 14/WORKING Group on Molecular Data
Neither writer is, of course, sanguine about the prospects for progress in the coming centuries.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
However, then one is forced to compare different processes and the prospects for an accurate determination are not very sanguine.
Summary Talk at the 3rd KEK Topical Conference on CP Violation
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