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(I've) seen better.

a noncommittal and not very positive judgment about something or someone. Alice: How did you like the movie? John: I've seen better. Bill: What do you think about this weather? Bob: Seen better.
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think positive

to be hopeful that good things will happen I try to think positive, so if something goes wrong, I try to fix it or, if I can't, I just forget it.
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think positive

Be optimistic, concentrate on the good rather than the bad, as in It's true you were fired but think positive-now you can look for a job you really like . This expression comes from the psychological doctrine of positive thinking, which gained currency with Norman Vincent Peale's popular book, The Power of Positive Thinking (1953). [Second half of 1900s]
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Now, a timely adjustment in this regard would be to reset our "cut-off" for a positive cotinine test.
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98 or, effectively, 200 false positives detected for every true positive.
Clearly, in Humanist Manifesto III's restatement of Humanism, we offer meaningful positives which, when affirmed, logically disconfirm their opposites.
False positives can occur with viral load tests, but a review of the data in the August, 1999 American Family Physician (1) suggests it is usually possible to differentiate these from the real thing: "During the symptomatic phase of acute HIV infection, the viral RNA shows in excess of 50,000 copies per mL.
As each day passed with no other positives found, investigators worried that they might be forced to build a circumstantial criminal case, relying totally on the one positive test result in Washington.
While false positives are increasing among some ESPs, the industry as a whole is winning the fight to reduce the amount of spam," says Dave Dabbah, Director of Sales and Marketing, Lyris Technologies.
New Jersey initially accepted all dead bird specimens but later reduced the testing of specimens from several counties where numerous positives had been identified.
In principle, we don't expect a high increase in the number of positives,'' said professor Jordi Segura, an official with the IOC doping commission.
Now That Most Anti-Spam Filters Are Able to Catch More Than 95% Spam, Users Recognize That False Positives Have Become Their Real Problem
Much of the debate hinges on one critical question: Just how high is the rate of false positives using the antibody tests available today?
It provided better results than any of the reviewed products, with no false positives whatsoever and at the same time allowed very little spam into the Inbox.