I should not like to affirm upon oath that I have not.
I say, I believe such is the case, I do not affirm it; besides, liberty of conscience is established in France.
The similarity in the symptoms of tetanus and poisoning by vegetable substances is so great, that were I obliged to affirm by oath what I have now stated, I should hesitate; I therefore repeat to you, I speak not to a magistrate, but to a friend.
Do you insist on this retractation so far as to kill me if I do not make it, although I have repeated more than once, and affirmed on my honor, that I was ignorant of the thing with which you charge me, and although I still declare that it is impossible for any one but you to recognize the Count of Morcerf under the name of Fernand?
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Maria affirmed that she has complete faith in the other members of the team.
The artist has one function—to affirm and glorify life.