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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
  • The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.
  • I declare and affirm under penalty of perjury that these statements are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

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  • They want to be teachers of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.
    1 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)
  • This affirmation appeared to dispel all doubts...
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Three Musketeers
  • It was an affirmation, a moral victory paid for by innumerable defeats, by abominable terrors, by abominable satisfactions.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Heart of Darkness
  • But when reason confronts what is incomprehensible, it remains unshaken since it is guided by faith’s affirmation of the truth of its own incomprehensible claims.
    Faith and Reason - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy  --  http://www.iep.utm.edu/f/faith-re.htm(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • ...it is very pious to say and prudent to affirm that the holy Bible can never speak untruth-whenever its true meaning is understood. But I believe nobody will deny that it is often very abstruse, and may say things which are quite different from what its bare words signify.
    Galileo
  • He sought affirmation from others who shared his faith.

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  • The central, and crucial affirmation of Christian faith is that there is one savior, God, and one salvation, manifest in Jesus Christ, to which there is access only because of the Holy Spirit.
    Trinity - Wikipedia  --  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity(retrieved 05/20/06)
  • Already in its very beginnings, therefore, Christianity manifested a dual relation to the Jewish faith, a relation of continuity and yet of fulfillment, of antithesis and yet of affirmation.
    Christianity - MSN Encarta  --  http://encarta.msn.com/text_761576315___0/Christianity.html(retrieved 05/21/06)
  • He changed the course, and I signalled affirmation...
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • The servants affirmed they had not seen her.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Consider sharing this book with someone you know who could use affirmation of God’s existence and love.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • ...and after class, he asked me what I was thinking about, and I told him. He listened, and he nodded and made "affirmation" sounds.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Some affirm that the lady of the governor was there.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • I’ve never been more loved and appreciated than when I tried to "justify" and affirm someone’s mistaken beliefs;
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • ...one or two affirmed that there was no mystery at all,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • ...while the large, deep-brown eyes fixed on me in a mixture of appeal and affirmation.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • Mia cups my chin up and lifts my face, this time apparently seeking some affirmation that this moment was real.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • By midmorning that Friday, her aggregate for the week was at 97, and the affirmations were coming from everyone in the Circle.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Larry came to see me every week, and I lived for those visits—they were the highlight of my life in Danbury, a chest-filling affirmation of how much I loved him.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • Armelia Hand, Walter McMillian’s older sister, paused while the crowd in the small trailer called out in affirmation.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Loni nodded a violent affirmation, nearly battering Trapis’ cheek with the back of his head.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • I realize that it’s not just that I’m a friendly and outgoing silver-hair, and that I genuinely enjoy meeting people, but also because I’ve lived here as long as any, and my name, after all, is Japanese, a fact that seems both odd and delightful to people, as well as somehow town-affirming.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • I look at him and I see the validation he has always looked for in his life, an affirmation that the time he’s spent with his nose in the conspiracy rags, looking for clues to his father’s disappearance, wasn’t in vain.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • Zeus had affirmed her right with a clap of thunder.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • All of this was affirmed by our own star, Ardsley himself, who said that when he saw a Mica cheerleader giving comfort to the enemy, the heart went out of him.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Papa and Uncle Hammer neither affirmed nor denied this.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • In those peaceful times, such a comment wasn’t meant in a hostile way, but as an affirmation of how strange we seemed to those whose religious practices differed from ours.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Prepare to be bombarded for the next six months with endless annoying texts of nothing but positive affirmations about Sky.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • I don’t want to give him affirmation, but it is what I was thinking.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • And when Sophie again affirmed all that she had been saying, he looked at her with compassion and murmured, very bitterly for him, "Oy vey, what a farshtinkener world is this."
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I couldn’t make out his face in the dark, but I saw his head tilt in affirmation.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • But I had no intention of burdening myself with even one scrap of extra work, no matter how life-affirming in nature.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • I gave her an affirming nod.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • She looked disgusted, and I nodded my head in affirmation to try to help.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • "I do leave it alone," affirmed the accused hollowly.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • It was a tangible affirmation of his greatness.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Here was a man whose chi said nay despite his own affirmation.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • The sun does not more certainly shine in the heavens than that which I now affirm is true.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I should not like to affirm upon oath that I have not.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In that dark, cold place it seemed a kind of affirmation.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • This got even a louder affirmation from the assembly, followed by some truly hearty spitting.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Nanny closed her eyes and nodded a slow, weary affirmation many times before she gave it voice.
    Zora Neale Hurston  --  Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • But I find comfort in it, in the idea of a pattern, of a narrative of my life taking shape, like a photograph in a darkroom, a story that slowly emerges and affirms the good I have always wanted to see in myself.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • This affirmation appeared to dispel all doubts with regard to the baldric.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Jamie, I affirmed, sighing out loud.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Chris smiled and sort of nodded, a response that Walt and Billie took as an affirmation that he would visit them in Annandale before the summer was out, and then they said their goodbyes.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
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