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used in The Brothers Karamazov

15 uses
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to express agreement — especially with a statement or proposal to do something
  • "Perfectly true," Father Paissy, the silent and learned monk, assented with fervor and decision.
    Book 2 — An Unfortunate Gathering (46% in)
  • "You're quite right in saying it's characteristic of the people's faith," Ivan assented, with an approving smile.
    Book 3 — The Sensualists (57% in)
  • "Yes, I approve of it," Ivan assented, in a subdued but firm voice.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (51% in)
  • I've had that unpleasant experience," Maximov modestly assented, "with a monsieur.
    Book 8 — Mitya (74% in)
  • "That's true," assented Pan Vrublevsky.
    Book 8 — Mitya (77% in)
  • "Begin, panie," Mitya assented, pulling his notes out of his pocket, and laying two hundred-rouble notes on the table.
    Book 8 — Mitya (78% in)
  • You're quite right there, prosecutor," Mitya assented suddenly.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (49% in)
  • Nikolay Parfenovitch bent his head in assent.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (55% in)
  • "You can speak," Nikolay Parfenovitch assented.
    Book 9 — The Preliminary Investigation (91% in)
  • "Of course you may," Krassotkin assented heartily, and, taking the cannon from Ilusha, he handed it himself to mamma with a polite bow.
    Book 10 — The Boys (69% in)
  • "That's true," assented Smurov suddenly, in a ringing tone of conviction.
    Book 10 — The Boys (78% in)
  • "There has been a change," Grushenka assented quickly.
    Book 11 — Ivan (8% in)
  • Mitya assented, frowning.
    Book 11 — Ivan (30% in)
  • "Yes," Alyosha assented bitterly.
    Book 11 — Ivan (33% in)
  • "No, it's no use, it's awful," Kolya assented.
    Epilogue (84% in)

There are no more uses of "assent" in The Brothers Karamazov.

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