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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj upbeat pleasantly (even unrealistically) optimistic
    • n upbeat an unaccented beat (especially the last beat of a measure)
    • n upbeat a contented state of being happy and healthy and prosperous "the town was finally on the upbeat after our recent troubles"
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In literature:

It was much better for her and others to be positive and upbeat.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
Unlike other recent events, there was an upbeat feel to the party.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
It begins with an upbeat, and its metre, to use the terms of prosody, is iambic.
"How to Listen to Music, 7th ed." by Henry Edward Krehbiel
Ken was upbeat, alive, aware.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
However, Taoism was always upbeat and positive in its acceptance of reality, a quality that also rubbed off on Zen over the centuries.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

A majority of Americans say they're upbeat about the country's prospects during the next four years, although the figure is down from 2008, Gallup said Friday.
Pitt forward Patterson upbeat despite slow start.
Both sides appear upbeat on opening round of 'fiscal cliff' talks.
Target upbeat about holidays after 3Q climbs.
Jordan Beetdiggers' mom upbeat despite cancer.
Target upbeat about holidays after third quarter climbs.
Tim Tebow saddened yet upbeat after being called 'terrible'.
It's funny how I ended yesterday's blog update on such an upbeat note.
Singer generally known as inspiring and upbeat, but he has many sides.
Californians feel a bit more upbeat about the state's direction.
Shoppers were upbeat about seeing the logo again, recalling it from time spent with Grandma.
FIT2RUN turned to Signs Now Bradenton when it was looking to outfit its retail stores with a hip, upbeat, and vibrant look and design.
Gold Loses Its Luster as Upbeat Data Shine.
One standout is the industrial glitch-hop track "Yeah," which served a template for the upbeat release.
Disappointed but Upbeat, Rodriguez Expresses Respect for Girardi.