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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • And I promise to give you the satisfaction of a gentleman if your scheme turns out as ingenious as you assert.
  • "So much the better for you, if what you assert be true," said the abbe; "for I am firmly persuaded that, sooner or later, the good will be rewarded, and the wicked punished."

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  • Now, as a quarter-past one has already struck, I do not consider I have asserted too much in saying, that, in another hour and thirty minutes Mercedes will have become Madame Dantes.
  • "Oh, you do not mean that," said he; "besides, here comes the confirmation of my assertion."
  • Though it certainly does cost France somewhat dear to assert her rights in that uncivilized country.’
  • While you assert that she is a queen, or at least a princess.
  • We can positively assert that his majesty did not quit the Pont-Neuf.’
  • I dare not positively assert it, as he has been lost for so long a time.
  • Are you sure of what you assert?
  • I am going to Beauchamp, in whose journal this paragraph appears, and I shall insist on his retracting the assertion before two witnesses.

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  • Supposing the assertion to be really true?
  • Can you, sir, produce any witnesses to the truth of what you have asserted?
  • "You will retract this assertion, will you not, Beauchamp?" said Albert with increased though stifled anger.
  • "The unfortunate Barrois has been poisoned," said d’Avrigny, "and I will maintain this assertion before God and man."
  • Towards the house the chestnut-trees we have before mentioned rose high above the wall, without in any way affecting the growth of other luxuriant shrubs and flowers that eagerly dressed forward to fill up the vacant spaces, as though asserting their right to enjoy the boon of light and air.
  • Not one of these glances, nor one sigh, was lost on her; they might have been said to fall on the shield of Minerva, which some philosophers assert protected sometimes the breast of Sappho.
  • Many said your father had only to show himself to crush the charge against him; many others said he would not appear; while some asserted that they had seen him start for Brussels; and others went to the police-office to inquire if he had taken out a passport.
  • "On my account?" said the young man; "oh, no, indeed, the count will do me the justice to assert that I have, on the contrary, always entreated him to break off my engagement, and happily it is ended.
  • But I require three weeks’ preparation; at the end of that time I shall come and say to you, ’The assertion is false, and I retract it,’ or ’The assertion is true,’ when I shall immediately draw the sword from its sheath, or the pistols from the case, whichever you please."
  • But I require three weeks’ preparation; at the end of that time I shall come and say to you, ’The assertion is false, and I retract it,’ or ’The assertion is true,’ when I shall immediately draw the sword from its sheath, or the pistols from the case, whichever you please."

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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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