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Definition to express agreement — especially with a statement or proposal to do something
  • Her black sounds charmed me, and she wove her black ribbons as the rain hammered assent.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • "Yes, she is inquisitive," assented the prince.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • 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
  • ] "I suppose ... yes ...." said Slughorn in a rather agitated voice, while Hagrid let out a strangled sob of assent.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • On Walpurgisnacht, we celebrate a sacred evening and commemorate the great moments of our past... There was a hissing murmur of assent from the demons.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Silence, a murmur of assenting voices.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • To this summons you must not, you cannot, refuse your assent.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • A noise comes from among us, a formless assent.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid's Tale
  • "Sure you have, Pete," assented the woman.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • "Of course," Amun said, his tone so emotionless that it was impossible to tell if there was any fear or sarcasm in his assent.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • There was a chorus of friendly assent as the men settled onto their stools at the bar.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Some of the older satyrs muttered assent.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • She takes my silence as assent.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Inspector Thomas Mathew nodded his assent and left.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Thomas Stone stammered assent.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • "Yes, Reverend Sir," said the venerable Ananda to The Blessed One in assent, and spread the couch with its head to the north between twin sal-trees.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • "That's so," assented the deserter, reluctantly desisting.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • He longed to assure himself of a tacit assent from her.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • "It is so," assented Defarge, without being asked.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Their murmurs of assent and disapproval gave her a sense of order and rightness.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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