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  • After a moment’s consideration Bathsheba assented, beckoning to Gabriel, who hastened up into the coveted atmosphere.
  • An unconscious look of assent in Bathsheba’s eyes betrayed that something more than his coldness had made her also feel that Liddy would be superfluous in the suggested scene.
  • Liddy, without exactly understanding everything, or anything, in this episode, assented, and they walked together further among the trees.
  • Then out came her trouble before she was aware; and she told him how she had again got into the toils; what Boldwood had asked her, and how he was expecting her assent.
  • At first Bathsheba assented with a mien of indifference to his proposition that they should go on to the church at once with their burden; but immediately afterwards, following Gabriel to the gate, she swerved to the extreme of solicitousness on Fanny’s account, and desired that the girl might be brought into the house.

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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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