’Excuse me,’ I responded; ’you, my good friend, are a striking evidence against that assertion.
I believe I may assert that they were really in possession of deep and growing happiness.
’How can you say I am harsh, you naughty fondling?’ cried the mistress, amazed at the unreasonable assertion.
It asserted its own tranquillity, which seemed a pledge of equal quiet to its former inhabitant.
As he spoke he took the servant to the door, and then repeated his demand to know her reasons for such an assertion.
It is a foolish story to assert that Catherine could not bear to see me; and as to surprising her, I don’t desire it: you must prepare her — ask her if I may come.
Can I trust your assertion, Isabella?
’Oh, I’ll ask YOU, uncle,’ cried Miss Cathy, recollecting the housekeeper’s assertion.
There was no moon, and everything beneath lay in misty darkness: not a light gleamed from any house, far or near all had been extinguished long ago: and those at Wuthering Heights were never visible — still she asserted she caught their shining.
Master Heathcliff, much irritated, asserted her relation was false.
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It appeared dry and cold; but at the bottom was dotted in with pencil an obscure apology, and an entreaty for kind remembrance and reconciliation, if her proceeding had offended him: asserting that she could not help it then, and being done, she had now no power to repeal it.
I couldn’t affirm that you are,’ observed my young lady, wondering at his pertinacious assertion of what was evidently an untruth.
Though he seldom before had revealed this state of mind, even by looks, it was his habitual mood, I had no doubt: he asserted it himself; but not a soul, from his general bearing, would have conjectured the fact.
I was much vexed at her and the servant for their mutual revelations; having no doubt of Linton’s approaching arrival, communicated by the former, being reported to Mr. Heathcliff; and feeling as confident that Catherine’s first thought on her father’s return would be to seek an explanation of the latter’s assertion concerning her rude-bred kindred.