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NEGATNegative (military signal)
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They go out from the positive brush of the dynamo; there is a ground-connection through the negative brush; the other ends of the wire return to the cave, and each is grounded independently.
On my replying to both these questions in the negative, it occurred to me that I fell again in her good opinion; but she concealed the fact gracefully, and invited me to dinner next day.
For months afterwards, I every day settled the question finally in the negative, and reopened and reargued it next morning.
Dowlas was the negative spirit in the company, and was proud of his position.
He laughed a negative, and it seemed a shame to tease him.
The physician shook his head, leaving it doubtful whether he meant to reply in the negative or to deplore considerations of that nature.
First, they asked us if we knew the man, sitting at the end of the table, who had told them of the death of Joseph Buquet; and, when we answered in the negative, they looked still more concerned.
The second question, whether Plato meant to represent Socrates as braving or irritating his judges, must also be answered in the negative.
Its powers are vested in a diet representing the component members of the confederacy; in the emperor, who is the executive magistrate, with a negative on the decrees of the diet; and in the imperial chamber and the aulic council, two judiciary tribunals having supreme jurisdiction in controversies which concern the empire, or which happen among its members.
And, say what you like, it is very agreeable to hear such remarks about oneself in this negative age.
No one of these terms, in and by itself, involves an affirmation; it is by the combination of such terms that positive or negative statements arise.
I made haste, hereupon, to nod my head twice - once in the negative, meaning thereby that I would prefer not taking the other bottle at present - and once in the affirmative, intending thus to imply that I was sober and had positively come to my senses.