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The Brothers Karamazov
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assert
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • It was nature, the truth of nature asserted its rights!  (not reviewed by editor)

  • How is it they all assert there was much more?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But you asserted it yourself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You have asserted in public, I believe, that it was based upon jealousy?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Let them assert it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had reached that state of drunkenness when the drunkard who has till then been inoffensive tries to pick a quarrel and to assert himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He looked like a man who had long been kept in subjection and had submitted to it, and now had suddenly turned and was trying to assert himself.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • As for the sum spent yesterday he asserted that Dmitri Fyodorovitch had told him, as soon as he arrived, that he had brought three thousand with him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • You are lying, your aim is to convince me you exist apart and are not my nightmare, and now you are asserting you are a dream.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • But Grushenka was surprised at their meeting her with arrogant dignity and self-assertion, with the greatest punctilio and pompous speeches.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • They gave him to understand that the attack was an exceptional one, the fits persisting and recurring several times, so that the patient's life was positively in danger, and it was only now, after they had applied remedies, that they could assert with confidence that the patient would survive.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Mad I am not, but I did speak in haste, without thinking of that feminine jealousy if there could be jealousy in this case, as you assert yes, perhaps there is something of the kind," said the prosecutor, smiling.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Authorities on the subject assert that the institution of "elders" is of recent date, not more than a hundred years old in our monasteries, though in the orthodox East, especially in Sinai and Athos, it has existed over a thousand years.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "It's the wench's own fault," he asserted, and the culprit was Karp, a dangerous convict, who had escaped from prison and whose name was well known to us, as he had hidden in our town.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Next, a young hero 'decorated for bravery' kills the mother of his chief and benefactor, like a highwayman, and to urge his companions to join him he asserts that 'she loves him like a son, and so will follow all his directions and take no precautions.'  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He ended by asserting that for every individual, like ourselves, who does not believe in God or immortality, the moral law of nature must immediately be changed into the exact contrary of the former religious law, and that egoism, even to crime, must become not only lawful but even recognized as the inevitable, the most rational, even honorable outcome of his position.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Doctor Herzenstube and Varvinsky, the doctor he met in the hospital, confidently asserted in reply to Ivan's persistent questions, that Smerdyakov's epileptic attack was unmistakably genuine, and were surprised indeed at Ivan asking whether he might not have been shamming on the day of the catastrophe.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Now Alyosha was impressed by Madame Hohlakov's blunt and persistent assertion that Katerina Ivanovna was in love with Ivan, and only deceived herself through some sort of pose, from "self-laceration," and tortured herself by her pretended love for Dmitri from some fancied duty of gratitude.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • In reply to the prosecutor's question what grounds he had for asserting that Fyodor Pavlovitch had wronged his son in their money relations, Grigory, to the surprise of every one, had no proof at all to bring forward, but he still persisted that the arrangement with the son was "unfair," and that he ought "to have paid him several thousand roubles more."  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "I cannot positively assert," the prosecutor continued, "that the prisoner fully intended to murder his father before that incident.  (not reviewed by editor)

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