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used in Sense and Sensibility

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to express agreement — especially with a statement or proposal to do something
  • Elinor could hardly keep her countenance as she assented to the hardship of such an obligation.
    Chapter 20 (48% in)
  • He paused for her assent and compassion; and she forced herself to say, "Your expenses both in town and country must certainly be considerable; but your income is a large one."
    Chapter 33 (56% in)
  • They all looked their assent; it seemed too awful a moment for speech.
    Chapter 37 (67% in)
  • Elinor bowed her assent.
    Chapter 44 (15% in)
  • Elinor could NOT remember it;—but her mother, without waiting for her assent, continued, "And his manners, the Colonel's manners are not only more pleasing to me than Willoughby's ever were, but they are of a kind I well know to be more solidly attaching to Marianne.
    Chapter 45 (87% in)
  • Marianne assented most feelingly to the remark; and her mother was led by it to an enumeration of Colonel Brandon's injuries and merits, warm as friendship and design could unitedly dictate.
    Chapter 47 (48% in)

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