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  • I assented with a smile.
  • Mr. George, entirely assenting, puts on his hat and prepares to march with Mr. Bagnet to the enemy’s camp.
  • Mr. Tulkinghorn assents.
  • The remark being made to me in consequence of my being next him as we walked, I assented and enumerated its chief attractions.
  • Mr. Guppy yielding his assent to this proposal, Jo is requested to follow into the drawing-room doorway, where Mr. Guppy takes him in hand as a witness, patting him into this shape, that shape, and the other shape like a butterman dealing with so much butter, and worrying him according to the best models.
  • To all I said, Richard readily assented, riding over the court and everything else in his easy way and drawing the brightest pictures of the character he was to settle into—alas, when the grievous suit should loose its hold upon him!
  • The old girl promptly makes a sign of entreaty to him to say nothing; assenting with a nod, he suffers them to enter as he shuts the door.
  • "There’s something in that," his wife assents; "but so it is, Lignum."
  • George, with a look of assent and sympathy, makes another bow.
  • As he evidently has a rooted feeling on this point, and as the depth of it is recognized in Mrs. Bagnet’s face, his mother yields her implicit assent to what he asks.
  • The ironmaster, repressing his amused smile, assents.
  • I incautiously gave a qualified assent to this.
  • "It showed a want of poetry in the man," Mr. Skimpole assented, but with perfect good humour.
  • "It might open a new world to him," said I. "So it might, little woman," my guardian assented.
  • "Just so," assented Mr. Vholes again.
  • "That’s what was agreed," Mr. Smallweed assented with the same bad grace.
  • Mr. Smallweed glanced with a troubled eye at us and grudgingly nodded assent.
  • Let us see," mademoiselle assents, with many angry and tight nods of her head.
  • "Poor creature!" said I. "Poor enough," assented Mr. Bucket, "and trouble enough, and well enough away from London, or anywhere else.
  • "Quite so," assented Mr. Kenge; "—that Mrs. Rachael should charge herself with your maintenance and support (I beg you won’t distress yourself), you are in a position to receive the renewal of an offer which I was instructed to make to Miss Barbary some two years ago and which, though rejected then, was understood to be renewable under the lamentable circumstances that have since occurred.

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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.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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