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used for saying that someone has a tendency to look at things in a positive or a negative way
believing that something will happen the way you want it to
someone who is optimistic is hopeful about the future and tends to expect that good things will happen
believing that good things will happen or that a situation will get better
someone who is romantic tends to believe that things are better or more exciting than they really are
believing very firmly in something which is good but probably impossible to achieve
looking at the future in a positive way and happy to try new ideas and methods
with clear ideas or hopes of how something should be done or how things will be in the future
feeling happier or more hopeful
considering or representing something as better than it really is
in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders
to carry the golf clubs for a golf player
be reversed; be as if it had never happened
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