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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PESSIMISTIC

There was none to speak of left now except in Africa; and they were pessimistic about Africa.

He had the most pessimistic forebodings of what the future might have in store for him.

"I knew he was a quitter;" the woman's companion was pessimistic.

My thoughts at that period of suffering were pessimistic in the extreme.

"We hate each other," retorted the pessimistic Number Twelve.

Mr. Belknap-Jackson, however, to whom I mentioned the circumstance, was pessimistic.

I have heard Miss Carmichael's book denounced as "pessimistic."

Miss Parker shook her head; she seemed to be in a pessimistic mood.

Instead of being glum and pessimistic and foreboding, he was chipper and enthusiastic.

"Don't be pessimistic, Mother," said Alden, with a little break in his voice.

WORD ORIGIN

1866, from pessimist + -ic.

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