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  • Miss Squeers nodded assent.
  • The Yorkshireman assented—apparently quite overwhelmed by the new usher’s impudence—and Miss Squeers darted a spiteful look at her friend, and giggled convulsively.
  • Newman nodded assent.
  • Nicholas assenting to the terms proposed, the benefit was had, and by it he realised no less a sum than twenty pounds.
  • As the party was not in his way, therefore, but rather afforded a means of compromise with Miss Squeers, he readily yielded his full assent thereunto, and willingly communicated to Nicholas that he was expected to take his tea in the parlour that evening, at five o’clock.
  • Nicholas assented—observing that if they were a little better match— ’Match!’ cried Mr Crummles.
  • ’So she does,’ assented Mr Lumbey.
  • Mrs Nickleby readily assented, and to the summer-house they repaired, without further discussion.
  • Nicholas assented.
  • Again Mrs Sliderskew chuckled, but modesty forbade her assenting verbally to the compliment.
  • To this the captain also assented.
  • Peg nodded her head in strong assent.
  • With these words, the stranger put a thick square card into Kate’s hand, and, turning to his friend, remarked, with an easy air, ’that the rooms was a good high pitch;’ to which the friend assented, adding, by way of illustration, ’that there was lots of room for a little boy to grow up a man in either on ’em, vithout much fear of his ever bringing his head into contract vith the ceiling.’
  • The last-mentioned tribute to the charms of Mrs Sliderskew being uttered in a whisper, that lady assented to the general proposition by a harsh growl, which was accompanied by a ring at the street-door.
  • Bray looked at Ralph as if to see whether he spoke in earnest, and having nodded twice or thrice in unqualified assent to what had fallen from him, said: ’I must go upstairs for a few minutes, to finish dressing.
  • This question disposed of, Kate communicated her uncle’s desire about the empty house, to which Mrs Nickleby assented with equal readiness, characteristically remarking, that, on the fine evenings, it would be a pleasant amusement for her to walk to the West end to fetch her daughter home; and no less characteristically forgetting, that there were such things as wet nights and bad weather to be encountered in almost every week of the year.
  • To get through them with the greater dispatch, Tim Linkinwater proposed that they should remain at the counting-house, for a week or so, until ten o’clock at night; to this, as nothing damped the zeal of Nicholas in the service of his kind patrons—not even romance, which has seldom business habits—he cheerfully assented.

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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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