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assert
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Great Expectations
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assert
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Great Expectations
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  • "Biddy," said I, in a virtuously self-asserting manner, "I must request to know what you mean by this?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Put the case that he took her in, and that he kept down the old, wild, violent nature whenever he saw an inkling of its breaking out, by asserting his power over her in the old way.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Mr. Wopsle taking the bass, and asserting with a tremendously strong voice (in reply to the inquisitive bore who leads that piece of music in a most impertinent manner, by wanting to know all about everybody's private affairs) that he was the man with his white locks flowing, and that he was upon the whole the weakest pilgrim going.  (not reviewed by editor)

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