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affirm
used in Wuthering Heights

27 uses
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Definition
a firm statement that something is true

or:

expressing emotional support or encouragement for someone
  • The servants affirmed they had not seen her.
    Chapter 24 (7% in)
affirmed = stated
  • I did not know whether to resent this language or pursue my explanation; but he seemed so powerfully affected that I took pity and proceeded with my dreams; affirming I had never heard the appellation of 'Catherine Linton' before, but reading it often over produced an impression which personified itself when I had no longer my imagination under control.
    Chapter 3 (67% in)
  • He got through, and the doctor affirmed it was in a great measure owing to me, and praised me for my care.
    Chapter 4 (80% in)
  • After playing lady's-maid to the new-comer, and putting my cakes in the oven, and making the house and kitchen cheerful with great fires, befitting Christmas-eve, I prepared to sit down and amuse myself by singing carols, all alone; regardless of Joseph's affirmations that he considered the merry tunes I chose as next door to songs.
    Chapter 7 (21% in)
  • I got the dishcloth, and rather spitefully scrubbed Edgar's nose and mouth, affirming it served him right for meddling.
    Chapter 7 (61% in)
  • Till within a week of her death that gay heart never failed her; and her husband persisted doggedly, nay, furiously, in affirming her health improved every day.
    Chapter 8 (16% in)
  • I spat out, and affirmed it tasted detestably — I would not take it on any account.
    Chapter 9 (4% in)
  • They were 'ill eneugh for ony fahl manners,' he affirmed.
    Chapter 9 (60% in)
  • Edgar is sulky, because I'm glad of a thing that does not interest him: he refuses to open his mouth, except to utter pettish, silly speeches; and he affirmed I was cruel and selfish for wishing to talk when he was so sick and sleepy.
    Chapter 10 (42% in)
  • But Heathcliff affirms his principal reason for resuming a connection with his ancient persecutor is a wish to instal himself in quarters at walking distance from the Grange, and an attachment to the house where we lived together; and likewise a hope that I shall have more opportunities of seeing him there than I could have if he settled in Gimmerton.
    Chapter 10 (51% in)
  • I expostulated, and desired that he should have his in a mug; affirming that I could not taste the liquid treated so dirtily.
    Chapter 13 (70% in)
  • I thought I prevented another explosion by my compliance; and I thought, too, it might create a favourable crisis in Catherine's mental illness: and then I remembered Mr. Edgar's stern rebuke of my carrying tales; and I tried to smooth away all disquietude on the subject, by affirming, with frequent iteration, that that betrayal of trust, if it merited so harsh an appellation, should be the last.
    Chapter 14 (95% in)
  • I went, at the earliest opportunity, and besought him to depart; affirming that Catherine was better, and he should hear from me in the morning how she passed the night.
    Chapter 15 (97% in)
  • Joseph affirms he's sure he's an altered man: that the Lord has touched his heart, and he is saved "so as by fire."
    Chapter 17 (26% in)
  • Earnshaw swore passionately at me: affirming that I loved the villain yet; and calling me all sorts of names for the base spirit I evinced.
    Chapter 17 (39% in)
  • He shook his head, and advised that Heathcliff should be let alone; affirming, if the truth were known, Hareton would be found little else than a beggar.
    Chapter 17 (90% in)
  • The villagers affirmed Mr. Heathcliff was NEAR, and a cruel hard landlord to his tenants; but the house, inside, had regained its ancient aspect of comfort under female management, and the scenes of riot common in Hindley's time were not now enacted within its walls.
    Chapter 18 (89% in)
  • While he was speaking, Joseph returned bearing a basin of milkporridge, and placed it before Linton: who stirred round the homely mess with a look of aversion, and affirmed he could not eat it.
    Chapter 20 (84% in)
  • CHAPTER XXI WE had sad work with little Cathy that day: she rose in high glee, eager to join her cousin, and such passionate tears and lamentations followed the news of his departure that Edgar himself was obliged to soothe her, by affirming he should come back soon: he added, however, 'if I can get him'; and there were no hopes of that.
    Chapter 21 (1% in)
  • 'How could YOU lie so glaringly as to affirm I hated the "poor child"? and invent bugbear stories to terrify her from my door-stones?
    Chapter 22 (73% in)
  • We entered the farm-house by the kitchen way, to ascertain whether Mr. Heathcliff were really absent: because I put slight faith in his own affirmation.
    Chapter 23 (3% in)
  • Linton denied that people ever hated their wives; but Cathy affirmed they did, and, in her wisdom, instanced his own father's aversion to her aunt.
    Chapter 23 (33% in)
  • She affirmed he would be better in a bit, but he couldn't do with that shrieking and din; and she took me, and nearly carried me into the house.
    Chapter 24 (68% in)
  • I believe an interview would convince you that my father's character is not mine: he affirms I am more your nephew than his son; and though I have faults which render me unworthy of Catherine, she has excused them, and for her sake, you should also.
    Chapter 25 (68% in)
  • I couldn't affirm that you are,' observed my young lady, wondering at his pertinacious assertion of what was evidently an untruth.
    Chapter 26 (49% in)
  • 'Master Heathcliff,' I resumed, 'have you forgotten all Catherine's kindness to you last winter, when you affirmed you loved her, and when she brought you books and sung you songs, and came many a time through wind and snow to see you?
    Chapter 28 (24% in)
  • Idle tales, you'll say, and so say I. Yet that old man by the kitchen fire affirms he has seen two on 'cause looking out of his chamber window on every rainy night since his death:— and an odd thing happened to me about a month ago.
    Chapter 34 (87% in)

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