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affirm
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • She answered by the silent affirmation of closing her eyes and inclining her head.
  • She saw Galt answering him by an open glance held steady for an instant, like a signal of affirmation.
  • Then, still holding the recaptured sensation of what she had felt for him in the past, she grasped a quality that had always been part of it, now suddenly clear to her for the first time: if that desire was a celebration of one’s life, then what she had felt for Francisco had always been a celebration of her future, like a moment of splendor gained in part payment of an unknown, total, affirming some promise to come.
  • I sat there beside him till morning-and as I watched his face in the starlight, then the first ray of the sun on his untroubled forehead and closed eyelids, what I experienced was not a prayer, I do not pray, but that state of spirit at which a prayer is a misguided attempt: a full, confident, affirming self-dedication to my love of the right, to the certainty that the right would win and that this boy would have the kind of future he deserved.

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  • Maria affirmed that she has complete faith in the other members of the team.
  • The artist has one function—to affirm and glorify life.
    W. Edward Brown

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