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affirm
used in The House of the Seven Gables

8 uses
  • To the thoughtful mind there will be no tinge of superstition in what we figuratively express, by affirming that the ghost of a dead progenitor—perhaps as a portion of his own punishment—is often doomed to become the Evil Genius of his family.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (67% in)
  • It used to be affirmed, that the dead shop-keeper, in a white wig, a faded velvet coat, an apron at his waist, and his ruffles carefully turned back from his wrists, might be seen through the chinks of the shutters, any night of the year, ransacking his till, or poring over the dingy pages of his day-book.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (99% in)
  • For example: tradition affirmed that the Puritan had been greedy of wealth; the Judge, too, with all the show of liberal expenditure, was said to be as close-fisted as if his gripe were of iron.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (43% in)
  • Anon, as age came stealing, like a sad twilight, back over his figure, you would have felt tempted to hold an argument with Destiny, and affirm, that either this being should not have been made mortal, or mortal existence should have been tempered to his qualities.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (57% in)
  • Hepzibah, on learning the fact, took possession of the egg and appropriated it to Clifford's breakfast, on account of a certain delicacy of flavor, for which, as she affirmed, these eggs had always been famous.
    Chapter 10 — The Pyncheon Garden (62% in)
  • On the contrary, there was no other man in the city, we are bold to affirm, of so much as half his years, who enjoyed so many lightsome and griefless moments as himself.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (81% in)
  • "There is somebody at home," affirmed the urchin on the threshold.
    Chapter 19 — Alice's Posies (60% in)
  • Many persons affirmed that the history and elucidation of the facts, long so mysterious, had been obtained by the daguerreotypist from one of those mesmerical seers who, nowadays, so strangely perplex the aspect of human affairs, and put everybody's natural vision to the blush, by the marvels which they see with their eyes shut.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (17% in)

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