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think positive

To focus on optimistic, upbeat thoughts. Oh, think positive—there's no reason to believe you won't get the job.
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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

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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proof ˈpositive

definite or convincing proof: It’s proof positive of her belief in the company that she’s investing her own money in it.
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think ˈpositive

think in a confident way about what you can do: If you don’t think positive, you won’t win. ▶ ˌpositive ˈthinking noun: He believes in the power of positive thinking.
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We need to take more seriously the possibility that a positive emotional style is a major player in disease risk," Cohen says.
There is no conclusive research indicating that people with positive attitudes excel, but an optimistic outlook encourages persistence and courage--both of which are requisites for success.
Although many researchers found that people in general possess negative attitudes toward individuals with disabilities (Gething, LaCour, & Wheeler, 1994; Yuker, 1994), much of the research provided comparisons of only one group of individuals to another without identifying attitudes as positive or negative.
africae infection if this rickettsia was isolated from clinical specimens or a positive PCR detection was associated with a positive serologic test result.
As these trends continue, cotinine positive rates can only further decline while the actual number of smoker applicants remains the same.
Without moral and practical help, new teachers must look to themselves to determine how to cope with incidents in order to create a positive learning environment for their students.
Robert Caruso, Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis' Westchester/Fairfield office feels, however, that while Stamford certainly has its share of difficulties, all signs point toward a more positive turn in the near future.
It is also a good source for cationic charge and frequently has a positive impact on retention and drainage.
When asked if positive test results should be made public, pitcher Jarrod Washburn did not hesitate.
In particular, the use of four key concepts used for judging the quality of evidence in medical diagnosis--sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value--are relevant to the assessment of environmental hazards, especially those that have low probabilities of occurrence.
One feature of positive wording, however, is that important negatives are rendered implicit rather than explicit.
and foreign-born clients were similar (29 and 30 years, respectively), as were the proportions who were female (38% and 42%) and the proportions who tested positive for HIV (1.
To say the least, the newspaper and TV coverage were not positive looks into the metalcasting world.