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assent
used in War and Peace

15 uses
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Definition
to express agreement — especially with a statement or proposal to do something
  • Prince Bagration bowed his head in sign of assent and approval.
    Book Two — 1805 (78% in)
  • "Oh yes," assented Princess Mary, "perhaps that's it.
    Book Four — 1806 (56% in)
  • "Yes, yes, I am unhappy," assented Pierre.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (6% in)
  • "Yes, yes," assented Pierre.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (8% in)
  • "Yes, yes," assented Pierre.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (15% in)
  • "Yes, and to drink," assented Nicholas.
    Book Five — 1806-07 (99% in)
  • Peter the footman made some remark to the coachman; the latter assented.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (2% in)
  • "Yes, yes," Pierre assented, looking at his friend with a touched and sad expression in his eyes.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (82% in)
  • He said that the Emperor Alexander did not consider Kurakin's demand for his passports a sufficient cause for war; that Kurakin had acted on his own initiative and without his sovereign's assent, that the Emperor Alexander did not desire war, and had no relations with England.
    Book Nine — 1812 (21% in)
  • Mary Hendrikhovna assented and began looking for the spoon which someone meanwhile had pounced on.
    Book Nine — 1812 (58% in)
  • "Yes, yes," assented Pierre.
    Book Ten — 1812 (80% in)
  • Napoleon nodded assent.
    Book Ten — 1812 (87% in)
  • He gave no orders, but only assented to or dissented from what others suggested.
    Book Ten — 1812 (89% in)
  • Napoleon had assented and had given orders that news should be brought to him of the effect those batteries produced.
    Book Ten — 1812 (97% in)
  • The boy, thrusting his cold hands into his pockets and lifting his eyebrows, looked at Denisov in affright, but in spite of an evident desire to say all he knew gave confused answers, merely assenting to everything Denisov asked him.
    Book Fourteen — 1812 (24% in)

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