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assert
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Candide
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  • Consequently they who assert that all is well have said a foolish thing, they should have said all is for the best.
  • "But do you believe," said Candide, "that the earth was originally a sea, as we find it asserted in that large book belonging to the captain?"

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  • Pangloss owned that he had always suffered horribly, but as he had once asserted that everything went wonderfully well, he asserted it still, though he no longer believed it.
  • Pangloss owned that he had always suffered horribly, but as he had once asserted that everything went wonderfully well, he asserted it still, though he no longer believed it.

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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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