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assert
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Wuthering Heights
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  • ’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.

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  • ’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.

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as in: asserted her opinion that... Define
to say that something is true -- especially something disputed
as in: asserted her authority Define
to be forceful in exercising rights
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