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  • n. Plural form of pessimism.


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  • We are not hurt directly by the facts which happened in Greece or other European countries, but we are impacted by the pessimisms of the consequence of news that's published every morning and evening.

    The Telecommunications Revolution Hits France

  • It is worth explaining why I chose Africa and climate change as the two great pessimisms of today.

    Africa Needs Growth, Not Pity and Big Plans

  • I've always preferred a certain amount of pessimism as the main modality for experiencing life, but it has become rather bleak by consequence of bleakness being pessimisms very nature.

    indiankurtis Diary Entry

  • Z and the rug merchants exchanged pessimisms, Z grousing about Sharon and the Arabs complaining about Arafat.

    Zion's Vital Signs

  • There are, to be sure, the mystical optimisms and pessimisms to be reckoned with, the sweeping assertions of certain schools and individuals that everything is equally good or equally bad.

    Problems of Conduct

  • Most of our mean estimates of human nature in modern literature, and our false realisms in art, and our stupid pessimisms in philosophy, are due to an unintelligent reading of surface facts.


  • These make their appearance daily in the morning press, thrusting their pessimisms across our breakfast tables, beleaguering our faith with ill-natured judgements and querulous warnings.

    Out To Win The Story of America in France

  • Then I throwed a look at the opening ahead and the pessimisms froze in me.


  • Many of our despairs, lamentations, and pessimisms are disappointments which arise from our extravagant notions of the degree of progress already attained.

    Progress and History

  • The Duke sat in a pennyworth of chair in St. James's Park, listening to the pessimisms of Belturbet, who reviewed the existing political situation from the gloomiest of standpoints.

    The Chronicles of Clovis


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