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assert
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

7 uses
  • As if, however, to falsify this assertion, his legs seemed to give way, and he suddenly sat down to save himself from falling.
    7 — Fulfilment (5% in)
  • Meanwhile many of the milkmaids had said to one another of the newcomer, "How pretty she is!" with something of real generosity and admiration, though with a half hope that the auditors would qualify the assertion—which, strictly speaking, they might have done, prettiness being an inexact definition of what struck the eye in Tess.
    3 — The Rally (23% in)
  • They crept along towards a point in the expanse of shade just at hand at which a feeble light was beginning to assert its presence, a spot where, by day, a fitful white streak of steam at intervals upon the dark green background denoted intermittent moments of contact between their secluded world and modern life.
    4 — The Consequence (46% in)
  • Phase the Fifth: The Woman Pays XXXV Her narrative ended; even its re-assertions and secondary explanations were done.
    5 — The Woman Pays (0% in)
  • With this assertion of her dignity she bade them farewell; and after that there were lively doings in the Durbeyfield household for some time on the strength of Tess's bounty, her mother saying, and, indeed, believing, that the rupture which had arisen between the young husband and wife had adjusted itself under their strong feeling that they could not live apart from each other.
    5 — The Woman Pays (42% in)
  • —that she adhered with literal exactness to orders which he had given and forgotten; that despite her natural fearlessness she asserted no rights, admitted his judgement to be in every respect the true one, and bent her head dumbly thereto.
    6 — The Convert (59% in)
  • Having once been forest, at this shadowy time it seemed to assert something of its old character, the far and the near being blended, and every tree and tall hedge making the most of its presence.
    6 — The Convert (67% in)

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