His assent could only be tacit, for he had never been dazzled by his sister’s intellectual lustre.
He therefore assented tacitly to the proposition which Mrs. Penniman had tacitly laid down, that it was of importance that the poor motherless girl should have a brilliant woman near her.
Even to this inquiry she gave no audible assent; she simply let him put his arm round her waist—as she did so it occurred to her more vividly than it had ever done before, that this was a singular place for a gentleman’s arm to be—and in a moment he was guiding her round the room in the harmonious rotation of the polka.
Catherine assented to this proposition, and was very happy to know that Morris was his own master; but she was deprived of the satisfaction of thinking that she might communicate this news in triumph to her father.
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She takes my silence as assent.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Their murmurs of assent and disapproval gave her a sense of order and rightness.