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assert
used in Lord of the Flies

2 uses
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Definition
to say that something is true — especially something disputed
  • So Ralph asserted his chieftainship and could not have chosen a better way if he had thought for days.
    p. 73.1
asserted = made a non-verbal statement claiming
  • Jack had meant to leave him in doubt, as an assertion of power; but Piggy by advertising his omission made more cruelty necessary.
    p. 73.9
assertion = action to make a statement

(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.)
There are no more uses of "assert" in Lord of the Flies.

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