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assert
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Crime and Punishment
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  • No, to put it more strongly and more distinctly; not can you but dare you, looking upon me, assert that I am not a pig?
  • The same morning without any delay, she went round to all the houses in the town and everywhere, shedding tears, she asserted in the most flattering terms Dounia’s innocence and the nobility of her feelings and her behavior.

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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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