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assert
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —2 uses as in:
asserted her opinion that...
Definition
to say that something is true — especially something disputed
  • "I've done some nice things out on Long Island," asserted Mr. McKee.
    p. 32.5
asserted = said
  • 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.
    p. 17.7
asserted = said (that something is true)
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2  —2 uses as in:
asserted her authority
Definition
to be forceful in exercising influence or rights
  • Her body asserted itself with a restless movement of her knee, and she stood up.
    p. 18.1
asserted = was forceful
  • Her laughter, her gestures, her assertions became more violently affected moment by moment, and as she expanded the room grew smaller around her, until she seemed to be revolving on a noisy, creaking pivot through the smoky air.
    p. 31.0
assertions = exercises of influence
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