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Definitionto express agreement — especially with a statement or proposal to do something
- Roger Chillingworth readily assented, and went on with his medical supervision of the minister; doing his best for him, in all good faith, but always quitting the patient's apartment, at the close of the professional interview, with a mysterious and puzzled smile upon his lips.Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (88% in)
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