She smiled assentingly, and then made a slight grimace.
But his box contained only a line of rapturous assent from Gerty, and he was turning away disappointed when he was hailed by a voice from the smoking room.
"Oh, count on him," his wife assented gaily.
Miss Bart assented.
Lord Hubert Dacey, a slender shabby-looking man, with a charming worn smile, and the air of having spent his best years in piloting the wealthy to the right restaurant, assented with gentle emphasis: "It’s quite that."
"Oh, well, nothing WILL happen," he said, more for his own reassurance than for hers; and "Nothing, nothing, of course!" she valiantly assented, as they turned to overtake their companions.
But to this direct appeal it was impossible to give an assent; and she said with friendly decisiveness: "I’m sorry—but you know why I can’t."
"Yes—yes; I know," he assented, with a rising tinge of embarrassment.
"Yes—I know," Selden assented curtly, turning back into the room, but only to stir about with restless steps in the circumscribed space between door and window.
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She takes my silence as assent.
Sabaa Tahir -- An Ember in the Ashes
Their murmurs of assent and disapproval gave her a sense of order and rightness.