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assent
used in Washington Square

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Definition
to express agreement — especially with a statement or proposal to do something
  • His assent could only be tacit, for he had never been dazzled by his sister's intellectual lustre.
    Chapter 2 (21% in)
  • He therefore assented tacitly to the proposition which Mrs. Penniman had tacitly laid down, that it was of importance that the poor motherless girl should have a brilliant woman near her.
    Chapter 2 (19% in)
  • Even to this inquiry she gave no audible assent; she simply let him put his arm round her waist—as she did so it occurred to her more vividly than it had ever done before, that this was a singular place for a gentleman's arm to be—and in a moment he was guiding her round the room in the harmonious rotation of the polka.
    Chapter 4 (21% in)
  • Catherine assented to this proposition, and was very happy to know that Morris was his own master; but she was deprived of the satisfaction of thinking that she might communicate this news in triumph to her father.
    Chapter 25 (44% in)

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