sanguineness

Definitions

  • Sanguine Golfer
    Sanguine Golfer
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sanguineness feeling sanguine; optimistically cheerful and confident
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sanguineness The quality of being sanguine.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sanguineness Sanguine character or condition. Redness; ruddiness: as, sanguineness of complexion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sanguineness sanguine character, ardour: ruddiness: plethora
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. sanguineussanguis, sanguinis, blood.

Usage

In literature:

A man may give money, because he is profuse; he may be violently fond, because he is of a sanguine constitution.
"The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Volume I" by Tobias Smollett
Ford is come to town; I saw him last night: he is in no fear, but sanguine, although I have told him the state of things.
"The Journal to Stella" by Jonathan Swift
Still a plot was concocted for a break, and it seemed to the sanguine portions of us that it must prove successful.
"Andersonville, Volume 2" by John McElroy
Little knots gathered together, debated the news, and indulged in the most sanguine hopes as to the effect upon the Rebels.
"Andersonville, Volume 3" by John McElroy
She was feeling almost sanguine again when her hand fell upon the photograph.
"The Window-Gazer" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
It was long since he had felt so lighthearted and sanguine.
"Our Friend the Charlatan" by George Gissing
At four o'clock he was in Bryanston Square, tremulous but sanguine, a different man from him who had sneaked about here under the umbrella.
"The Crown of Life" by George Gissing
It is the nature of a reformer to be sanguine, but the optimism of Saint-Pierre touched naivete.
"The Idea of Progress" by J. B. Bury
Moreover, he was sanguine by nature, a Catholic in religion, a royalist from habit and conviction.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
It was plain that the States' troops were not in so great a panic as the more sanguine advisers of the archduke had hoped.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
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In poetry:

Away with your counsels, and hinder me not,--
On, on let me press to my brilliant lot?
Young and strong, and sanguine and free,
How knowest thou what I may be?
"The Song Of Sixteen" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Happy recall of things remembered-
Life's happy hours, love's blooded ecstasy.
Youth's sanguine dreams whose tireless wings outsped
The light— now silhouettes of Memory!
"Remembrance" by John William Streets
'Year after year in youtheid's prime,
Wander he will, frae clime to clime,
Sanguine wi' hope on wing sublime
Mount heigh in air!
But than -- waes me! there comes a time
O' dool and care!
"The Scottish Muse" by Hector MacNeill
What Scenes of Bliss my raptur'd Fancy fram'd,
In some lone Spot with Peace and thee retir'd,
Tho' Reason then my sanguine Fondness blam'd,
I still believ'd what flatt'ring Love inspir'd:
"Elegy XIV: To Delia" by James Hammond
No fragment of it save the name
They leave thee for a crown of scorns
Wherewith to mock thy naked shame
And forehead bitten through with thorns
And, marked with sanguine sweat and tears,
The stripes of eighteen hundred years
"Before A Crucifix" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
That beat love's message into melody-
A song that touches in this place remote
Gladness supreme in its undying note
And stirs to life the soul of memory-
'Tis strange that while you're beating into life
Men here below are plunged in sanguine strife!
"A Lark above the Trenches" by John William Streets

In news:

While the global economic environment today is one characterized by great uncertainty, the outlook for the US chemical industry is said to be considerably less sanguine.
Oct 21, 8 pm, $5-$10, with Sharks with Wings and Sanguine Vessel, Vox Populi, 319 N 11th St, third floor, bowerbird.org.
Despite continued warnings of vulnerabilities from security vendors, Mac OS X users and developers sounded a sanguine note in the face of potential exploits.
Healthcare Construction Outlook Stays Sanguine .
The Sanguineous Art of Robert Sherer.
Years ago, I took a lesson home from a London stageplay, Lettice and Lovage, that featured a sanguine Maggie Smith in the role of a bored tour guide at a British Stately Home.
Treasury TRIA Report Unduly Sanguine about Private Market's Ability to Provide Terrorism Insurance.
Sanguine Bond, FX Markets Show Draghi Succeeded in Fostering Calm.
Wynter Gordon To Release 'Sanguine' EP in January: Exclusive.
A mostly sanguine, agreeable personality but flecked with brilliant, colorful bursts (much like the precious gem).
Pair with a great cut of lamb, and get swept up in its sanguine aromas and meaty flavors which entice you again and again to take another sip of the wine.
The actual story of Hefner's success is less sanguine, since Playboy 's initial popularity was based on its embrace of 1940s and '50s sexist ideas.
Economic data is looking less sanguine.
Survey respondents less sanguine about DTV, citing high prices.
The investor class is sitting on tons of cash, scared of market volatility, worried about the economy, about the high level of debt– and not especially sanguine about low interest rates making stocks still look cheap.
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In science:

However, it has been learned in the lattice community over the years not to be overly sanguine about predicting the structure of the hadron based on the interpolation field.
A Review of Pentaquark Calculations on the Lattice
For spectra of hot samples as in brown dwarfs and exoplanets, the situation is much less sanguine, except in the case of water for which there has been extensive experimental (Zobov et al. 2008) and theoretical work (Barber et al. 2006).
Division Xii/commission 14/WORKING Group on Molecular Data
Neither writer is, of course, sanguine about the prospects for progress in the coming centuries.
Lessons from a Restricted Turing Test
However, then one is forced to compare different processes and the prospects for an accurate determination are not very sanguine.
Summary Talk at the 3rd KEK Topical Conference on CP Violation
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