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assent
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Great Expectations
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  • "Of course, or girl, Mr. Hubble," assented Mr. Wopsle, rather irritably, "but there is no girl present."
  • Mr. Pumblechook winked assent; from which I at once inferred that he had never seen Miss Havisham, for she was nothing of the kind.
  • "Certainly!" assented Joe.
  • Mr. Wopsle, with a majestic remembrance of old discomfiture, assented; but not warmly.
  • "What is easier, you know?" assented Miss Sarah Pocket.
  • "No, Pip," Joe assented, as if he had been contending for that, all along; "and what I say to you is, you are right, Pip."
  • At length it had come into my head that the sign looked like a hammer, and on my lustily calling that word in my sister’s ear, she had begun to hammer on the table and had expressed a qualified assent.
  • He nodded assent, and pulled out his thief-dreaded watch, and asked me where I was going to dine?
  • I modestly assented, and we all fell through a little dirty swing door, into a sort of hot packing-case immediately behind it.
  • "So!" said she, assenting with her head, but not looking at me.
  • It was as much as I could do to assent.
  • Herbert assented to all this, and we went out immediately after breakfast to pursue our investigations.
  • "The man says," Joe assented.
  • I cordially assented.
  • "Yes," I assented.
  • "No, no," my guardian assented; "don’t have too much to do with him.

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  • She takes my silence as assent.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Their murmurs of assent and disapproval gave her a sense of order and rightness.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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