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Lord of the Flies
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Lord of the Flies
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  • Jack had meant to leave him in doubt, as an assertion of power; but Piggy by advertising his omission made more cruelty necessary.
  • So Ralph asserted his chieftainship and could not have chosen a better way if he had thought for days.

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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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