’ ’To be sure,’ assented Mrs. Sparsit, eating muffin.
Mr. Harthouse inclined his head in assent, and Bitzer knuckled his forehead.
When Rachael, assenting to this, was gone, Mr. Gradgrind lifted up his head, and said to his daughter: ’Louisa, my dear, I have never, that I know of, seen this man.
’So far, that’s true enough,’ assented Mr. Bounderby, with his hands in his pockets and his hat on.
A few stern voices called out ’No!’ and a score or two hailed, with assenting cries of ’Hear, hear!’ the caution from one man, ’Slackbridge, y’or over hetter in’t; y’or a goen too fast!’
Mr. Gradgrind rapidly assented; Mr. Sleary rapidly turned out from a box, a smock frock, a felt hat, and other essentials; the whelp rapidly changed clothes behind a screen of baize; Mr. Sleary rapidly brought beer, and washed him white again.
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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.