He charges him thrice the usual sum; and it’s assented to.
To all this I joyously assented; for besides the affection I now felt for Queequeg, he was an experienced harpooneer, and as such, could not fail to be of great usefulness to one, who, like me, was wholly ignorant of the mysteries of whaling, though well acquainted with the sea, as known to merchant seamen.
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She takes my silence as assent.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Their murmurs of assent and disapproval gave her a sense of order and rightness.