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assert -- as in: asserted her opinion that...
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as in: asserted her opinion that... Define
to say that something is true -- especially something disputed
  • The defense also asserts that the defendant has no previous record.
  • She asserts that her opponent lacks managerial experience.
  • She uses statistics to support her assertion that the regulators are barring competition in the industry rather than preventing abuses.
  • [L]et me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself;
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt  --  First Inaugural Address (1933 during The Great Depression)

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  • "I’ve done some nice things out on Long Island," asserted Mr. McKee.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • But the thought asserted itself, and persisted, until it produced a vision of his body totally frozen.
    Jack London  --  To Build a Fire
  • This dark assertion will be illuminated later on.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Maji
  • She asserted that it proved him to be a man of the bold free West.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Gottlieb had asserted that they produced doubtful vaccines,
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • The business man who assumes that this life is everything, and the mystic who asserts that it is nothing, fail, on this side and on that, to hit the truth.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End

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  • I waited, and sure enough, in a moment she looked at me with an absolute smirk on her lovely face, as if she had asserted her membership in a rather distinguished secret society to which she and Tom belonged.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • This is no passing and idle word, but truth and fact; and the assertion is verified by the position to which these qualities have raised the state.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration
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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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