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assert
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
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  • I believe there is no society of any kind in the Colonies, nothing that I would call society; so when you have made your fortune you must come back and assert yourself in London.
  • Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment universal, and Dandyism, which, in its own way, is an attempt to assert the absolute modernity of beauty, had, of course, their fascination for him.

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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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