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assert
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Persuasion
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  • It would not be fair; and yet you ought to have proof, for what is all this but assertion, and you shall have proof.
  • You have asserted nothing contradictory to what Mr Elliot appeared to be some years ago.

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  • Granting your assertion that the world does all this so soon for men (which, however, I do not think I shall grant), it does not apply to Benwick.
  • "Your feelings may be the strongest," replied Anne, "but the same spirit of analogy will authorise me to assert that ours are the most tender.
  • "Well," continued Mrs Smith, triumphantly, "grant my friend the credit due to the establishment of the first point asserted.

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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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