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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?"
  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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