"Well," said Cynthia, dredging up a pinch of optimism from a miserable situation, "whoever mis-marked our trail back in the mine at least thought we'd crawl out of the earth and make it this far.
There'll be lots of vehicles, he added with more optimism than he felt.
Katie watched, her optimism fading.
His fatal optimism rendered him largely responsible for the collapse of Egyptian credit which brought about the fall of Ismail.
Wrapped in this optimism, Count Corti proceeded, as first Italian delegate, to Berlin, where he found himself obliged, on the 28th of May, to join reluctantly in sanctioning the Austrian occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.