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Definition a firm statement that something is true

or:

expressing emotional support or encouragement for someone
  • Maria affirmed that she has complete faith in the other members of the team.
affirmed = expressed a firm belief
  • The artist has one function—to affirm and glorify life.
    W. Edward Brown
  • I declare and affirm under penalty of perjury that these statements are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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 was an affirmation, a moral victory paid for by innumerable defeats, by abominable terrors, by abominable satisfactions.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Heart of Darkness
  • This affirmation appeared to dispel all doubts...
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Three Musketeers
  • ...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.
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • He changed the course, and I signalled affirmation...
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • Consider sharing this book with someone you know who could use affirmation of God's existence and love.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • affirmation = a firm statement that something is true
  • I've never been more loved and appreciated than when I tried to "justify" and affirm someone's mistaken beliefs;
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • affirm = agree with (make a firm statement that it is true)
  • ...while the large, deep-brown eyes fixed on me in a mixture of appeal and affirmation.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King's Men
  • affirmation = expression of emotional support or encouragement
  • The servants affirmed they had not seen her.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • affirmed = stated
  • Some affirm that the lady of the governor was there.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • affirm = say it was true
  • ...one or two affirmed that there was no mystery at all,
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister's Black Veil
  • affirmed = said (made a firm statement)
  • ...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
affirmation = encouraging (expressing support)

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