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affirm

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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)
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • It was an affirmation, a moral victory paid for by innumerable defeats, by abominable terrors, by abominable satisfactions.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  Heart of Darkness
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • This affirmation appeared to dispel all doubts...
    Dumas, Alexandre  --  The Three Musketeers
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • ...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.
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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)
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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)
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • He changed the course, and I signalled affirmation...
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • "I do leave it alone," affirmed the accused hollowly.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • affirmed = agreed
  • "First day Walter comes back to school'll be his last," I affirmed.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • affirmed = stated firmly
  • 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
  • affirmation = confirmation
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • The servants affirmed they had not seen her.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
affirmed = stated

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