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  • noun Plural form of Pollyanna.

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Examples

  • "Pollyannas" and the "Chicken Littles") then we can likely expect to be in much the same boat as our friends south of the border for the same period, or possibly even somewhat longer when accounting for delayed reaction time.

    Progressive Bloggers

  • They both knew how they felt about Pollyannas who wanted to drink their milk but were angry about how it got to their tables.

    So Much Pretty

  • They both knew how they felt about Pollyannas who wanted to drink their milk but were angry about how it got to their tables.

    So Much Pretty

  • And for those Pollyannas who claim we are in an economic recovery, I would ask them the following questions.

    Michael Pento: Interest Rates Are On The Launching Pad

  • Upon graduation from college in 1965, I, like many other modern-day Pollyannas, found a job that I couldn't have improved upon even in my most grandiose childhood fantasies.

    Helen Davey: Faking Positive Emotions for Our Jobs: At What Cost?

  • Well today, in honor of our friend Neil over at 1000 Awesome Things and the rest of you positive Pollyannas, we picked out a few Wrecks from our arsenal - and we're going to find something awesome to say about each and every one of them.

    Five Awesome Things

  • The toxicologists are by no means Pollyannas about chemical risk.

    Stop The Fearmongering Over Cancer

  • Over the ensuing weeks, our conversation has included some interesting commentary from those we lovingly call "curmudgeons," people who not only don't see the pursuit of happiness as their main purpose in life, they look with a bit of suspicion on those who do, and the "Pollyannas," those who can always find the silver lining, even in the darkest of clouds.

    Dr. Judith Rich: The Perils and Possibilities of Pollyanna

  • It is becoming increasingly difficult for even the Pollyannas of the world to argue that the United States of America has a bright future.

    Creating The Next Society: Your Revolutionary Ideas Needed Now | Disinformation

  • Fred and Kimberly Kagan have been such persistent Pollyannas about progress -- they would call it "success" -- in Iraq that it is easy to dismiss their latest offering as more of the same.

    Progress in Iraq…and What To Do About It - Swampland - TIME.com

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