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assert
Used in
The War of the Worlds
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  • A bruise on my temple asserted itself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • And I assert that I watched them closely time after time, and that I have seen four, five, and (once) six of them sluggishly performing the most elaborately complicated operations together without either sound or gesture.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It is commonly supposed that they communicated by sounds and tentacular gesticulations; this is asserted, for instance, in the able but hastily compiled pamphlet (written evidently by someone not an eye-witness of Martian actions) to which I have already alluded, and which, so far, has been the chief source of information concerning them.  (not reviewed by editor)

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