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assent
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Hard Times
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  • ’Well known,’ assented Mr. Sleary, rolling his loose eye.
  • Mrs. Sparsit signified assent.
  • ’My dear,’ assented her eminently practical parent, ’quite true, quite true.’
  • Stephen nodded assent.
  • ’ ’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.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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