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|defense of it from a “learned friend” who explained, “ 'You are mistaken' is a |
euphemism for 'You are wrong'; it has less ... in The Devil's Dictionary, he used
mistaken in the “wrong” sense, defining positive as “Mistaken at the top of one's
|POSITIVE. Positive: being mistaken at the top of one's voice. — Ambrose Bierce |
... —James Edward Day POVERTY One thing you can say for poverty — it's
inexpensive. I used to think I was poor. Then they told me I wasn't poor, I was
|In other words, the closer one looks at something, the more they see. ... 4.2.4 |
Nature of Users To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice.11 In
cleaning work, different users place different values on information derived from ...
|Steven D. Price. Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction |
a sign of truth. —Blaise Pascal To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's
voice. —Ambrose Bierce I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the
|Memorable Quotations: Humorists, Wits, and Satirists of the Past To be positive. |
To be mistaken at the top of one's voice. Friendless. Having no favors to bestow.
Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. Future.
|BIGAMY A mistake in taste for which the wisdom of the future will adjudge a |
punishment called trigamy. ... POSITIVE, adj. Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
QUILL An implement of torture yielded by a goose and commonly wielded by an
|his book The Devil's Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce defined positive as “Mistaken at |
the top of one's voice.” The editors at Wired magazine must be a positive bunch,
indeed, because they spent much of the last half of the 1990s shouting to ...
|The lexicon can become dreary if read at one sitting or even in large doses. ... "|
Positive, adj. Mistaken at the top of one's voice." "Promise, n. A form of incantation
to conjure up a hope that is to be exorcised later by inattention." "Really, adv.
|A collection of sardonic definitions by a nineteenth- century cynic. To wit: "|
Positive: mistaken at the top of one's voice." 1066 and All That, by W. C. Sellar
and R. J. Yeatman. 116 pp. Dutton. 950. The celebrated satire on English history,
with 103 ...
|One must compare them with the average run of work written in the newspapers |
at this time to gain a true sense of their superiority. Even if Bierce on occasion
embodies his own definition of "positive" ("mistaken at the top of one's voice"),