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She takes my silence as assent.
Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  to express agreement — especially with a statement or proposal to do something
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assent assented assenting assents assenter
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This word is sometimes confused with "ascent" (to climb).
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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.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • Drunken shouts of assent.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • There was a chorus of friendly assent as the men settled onto their stools at the bar.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind

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  • Mrs. Hickey thanked me for my kindness, and though I assented, I didn’t truly feel that it was kindness, on my part.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • But instead of prompting scoffs or disapproving whispers, Graham’s words unleashed a tide of murmured assent that swelled quickly into shouts.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • They expected it and nodded their heads in solemn, collective assent.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • In his Second Inaugural Address, on March 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln stated a proposition to which most historians today as well as most Americans of Lincoln’s time would assent: slavery before the war had been a "powerful interest.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Father gave a bow of assent and Meyer plunged into verse.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • But it had to be assented to.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River

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  • I SUPPOSE SHE ASSENTED TO THE ASSERTIONS .
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Jamie assenting, she had a manservant fetch down the chest from her workroom, handing over the enormous wrought-iron key for the purpose.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Alan grunted in assent, and soon he felt what seemed to be the entirety of a man’s forearm on his head.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • I mean to say something sharp, or nonchalant, but the only sound that escapes me is an assenting noise, squeezed tight by my swollen throat.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • She murmured something that seemed to be assent.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • There’s a rumble of assent from around the table.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • When I ask if I can serve myself, he nods assent.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • But I nod my head in assent.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Nobody assenting to this proposition, Mr. Davis turned and held up a finger.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Prince Bagration bowed his head in sign of assent and approval.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Phil assented.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They assented.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Teresa felt a flush pass over her face; she looked at Luigi, who could not refuse his assent.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I nodded, for I thought it better to assent, though I did not quite understand his dialect.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • There was a murmur of assent from the men.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • A collective assent to this rumbled through the blurring atmosphere of the Assembly Room.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Their anxiety was becoming intense; but, not wishing to betray it, they readily assented to Mr. Fallentin’s proposal of a rubber.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Eragon mumbled his assent and pulled the blankets over his shoulders.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Mother assented.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Crouch gave no sign that he had heard Mr. Diggory, but Mr. Diggory seemed to take his silence for assent.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Some of the older satyrs muttered assent.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • He charges him thrice the usual sum; and it’s assented to.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • A tide of murmuring assent poured out the doors and into the yard.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • ’I couldn’t agree with you more, sir,’ he assented briskly in a tone of ostentatious disapproval.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • (Christian nods in assent): Baron de Neuvillette.
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Jace nodded assent, and explained quickly the trick that Valentine had played on Elias.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • The elder man grunted an assent and passed out.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • "Wust kind," my informant assented.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Jared grunted his assent to that.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • "Of course, or girl, Mr. Hubble," assented Mr. Wopsle, rather irritably, "but there is no girl present."
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • She therefore graciously smiled, assented, chatted familiarly, and did all she could to make time pass imperceptibly.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • D’Artagnan blushed with pleasure, and bowed a sign of assent.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • Her full lips were lax, her shoulders down, and her eyes soft and assenting.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "Why, of course, if you want me to," assented Anne cheerfully.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • The youth did not look up, but he assented with thick tongue.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Eliza sighed again and bowed her head in assent.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • I assented.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • In pompous nothings on his side, and civil assents on that of his cousins, their time passed till they entered Meryton.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • The Thenardier made one of those movements of surprise which signify neither assent nor refusal.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Now all who heard cried out assent to this: the guest had spoken well; he must have passage.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
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