In an affirmative manner from the affirmative side of a question in the affirmative against adversely
- in an affirmative way
- In an affirmative way; on the affirmative side of a question; in the affirmative; -- opposed to adversely.
mid-15c., from affirmative + -ly (2).
(adv.) In an affirmative manner; on the affirmative side of a concern; inside affirmative; -- in opposition to adversely.
The adjutant bent his head affirmatively and began to report, but the Emperor turned from him, took a couple of steps, stopped, came back, and called Berthier.