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  • verb Present participle of asseverate.


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  • With all due respect to the labor leaders, who are not to be blamed for volubly asseverating otherwise, terrorism is a well-defined and eminently successful policy of the labor unions.

    THE SCAB 2010

  • One may say that linguistics has no choice but to presuppose what it can only name (without asserting — or asseverating).

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian 2008

  • His quick conclusion was to explain his absence this evening by a second invitation which had come later, also by asseverating that the Griffiths being potentially in charge of his material welfare, it was becoming more and more of a duty rather than an idle, evasive pleasure to desert her in this way at their command.

    An American Tragedy 2004

  • If an article were missing Beethoven would declare that he knew just where to put his hand upon it; and then, when two or three days 'search failed to discover its whereabouts, he would storm at the servants, asseverating that they hid his things away on purpose to annoy him.

    Story-Lives of Great Musicians Francis Jameson Rowbotham

  • This attitude of his had not troubled me before, but I was annoyed at it now, and I retaliated by asseverating my affection for

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896 Various

  • It was only by addressing his reason in repeated arguments, and by solemnly asseverating my entire fidelity, that I induced him to yield.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 71, September, 1863 Various

  • Evelina ran it -- and then one of them started on it, and the other ran and caught up with her -- and then one burred for some time on thee-e-e-e-e, while the other ran up and down, still asserting as rapidly as possible, and insisting boldly, and stoutly asseverating, "I love only thee!"

    Lewie Or, The Bended Twig

  • He was sentenced to death by parliament on the 4th March, and died asseverating to the last that he had done

    London and the Kingdom - Volume I

  • Pépe el Lagarto was pleading his innocence of the only thing which he counted sin, and asseverating his devotion to the only being he loved; and this, condensed, is the story to which Mrs. Brundage attached all meanings but the right one.

    Ambrotox and Limping Dick Oliver Fleming

  • Afterwards he ate the most astonishing dinner imaginable, loudly asseverating that he was as right as nine-pence and sick of slops.

    The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough


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