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assert
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Emma
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unspecified meaning
  • It was most convenient to Emma not to make a direct reply to this assertion; she chose rather to take up her own line of the subject again.
  • He was accused of having a delightful voice, and a perfect knowledge of music; which was properly denied; and that he knew nothing of the matter, and had no voice at all, roundly asserted.

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  • I could almost assert that you had named Mr. Frank Churchill.
  • "I have heard it asserted," said John Knightley, "that the same sort of handwriting often prevails in a family; and where the same master teaches, it is natural enough.

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as in: asserted her opinion that... Define
to say that something is true -- especially something disputed
as in: asserted her authority Define
to be forceful in exercising rights
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