From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Positively \Pos"i*tive*ly\, adv.
   In a positive manner; absolutely; really; expressly; with
   certainty; indubitably; peremptorily; dogmatically; --
   opposed to negatively.
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         Good and evil which is removed may be esteemed good or
         evil comparatively, and positively simply. --Bacon.
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         Give me some breath, some little pause, my lord,
         Before I positively speak herein.        --Shak.
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         I would ask . . . whether . . . the divine law does not
         positively require humility and meekness. --Sprat.
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   Positively charged or Positively electrified (Elec.),
      having a charge of positive electricity; -- opposed to
      negatively charged.
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