To see all instances of the word
assert
used in
Catch-22
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.
assert
Used in
Catch-22
Go to Book Vocabulary
  • 'I'm the best friend you've got and you don't even know it,' he asserted belligerently, and walked out of the chaplain's tent.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'These are very critical times,' Colonel Cathcart asserted petulantly from a far corner of the office, paying no attention to Colonel Korn.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Chaplain,' resumed the officer without insignia at a more leisurely pace, lifting a typewritten sheet of yellow paper from the open folder, 'I have a signed statement here from Colonel Cathcart asserting you stole that plum tomato from him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When fellow administrative officers expressed astonishment at Colonel Cathcart's choice of Major Major, Captain Black muttered that there was something funny going on; when they speculated on the political value of Major Major's resemblance to Henry Fonda, Captain Black asserted that Major Major really was Henry Fonda; and when they remarked that Major Major was somewhat odd, Captain Black announced that he was a Communist.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • 'The hell with it, then,' the colonel asserted in a huff of independence.  (not reviewed by editor)

To see samples from other sources, click a sense of the word below:
as in: asserted her authority
as in: asserted her opinion that...
To see an overview of word senses, click here.

Go to Book Vocabulary
VerbalWorkout.com Learn more easily.   Think more clearly.   Express more effectively.