glass is half full, the

glass is half full, the

A person views the situation optimistically or hopefully. For example, Betty was not upset by the last-minute change, since it gave her extra time-she always sees the glass as half full . The opposite-that is, the pessimistic view-is put as the glass is half empty. Also see bright side.
See also: glass, half
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On my way East I broke my journey at Hastings, in Nebraska, and set off with an open buggy and a fairly good livery team to find the Cuzak farm.
The power bad been completely placed in the hands of the Norman nobility, by the event of the battle of Hastings, and it had been used, as our histories assure us, with no moderate hand.
One might travel back and verify the accepted account of the Battle of Hastings, for instance
The captain was only waiting for his passengers; hardly had they put foot on deck ere her head was turned towards Hastings, where they were to disembark.
You'll find their footmarks all over the Hastings sands, in Kent, and in Sussex.
The striking victory over a menacing combination of Turks and Arabs in the north, won by troops under the command of Lord Hastings, the veteran of so many striking victories, was already spread by the newspapers all over the Empire, let alone to this small garrison so near to the battlefield.
All day and all night the fast cars from Brighton and Hastings went murmuring by overhead long, broad, comfortable-looking cars, that were brightly lit after dusk.
But as Warren Hastings looked at gold and thought of buying Daylesford, so Joshua Rigg looked at Stone Court and thought of buying gold.
Hastings," she said, smiling, "and I am sure she meant them for you.
Comes old American stock, thirsting across the Great American Desert, mule-backing across the Isthmus, wind-jamming around the Horn, to write brief and forgotten names where ten thousand generations of wild Indians are equally forgotten--names like Halleck, Hastings, Swett, Tait, Denman, Tracy, Grimwood, Carlton, Temple.
The man who struck the first blow at Hastings was a minstrel who, as he rode against the English, sang.
That Jim Hastings I've got this summer is positively the worst of the species.
This necessary renovation was to be violently forced upon them, for in 1066 Duke William of Normandy landed at Pevensey with his army of adventurers and his ill-founded claim to the crown, and before him at Hastings fell the gallant Harold and his nobles.
I can tell you, Hastings, it's making life jolly difficult for us.
The farm in the valley of the moon evidently caught his fancy, and, though the Japanese and his parcels were safely in the skiff, Hastings still lingered.