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affirm
used in Things Fall Apart

2 uses
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Definition
to firmly state that something is true
  • Here was a man whose chi said nay despite his own affirmation.
    p. 131.6
affirmation = firm statement that something is true

(editor's note:  Chi is an Igbo word for "personal god.")
  • The saying of the elders was not true—that if a man said yea his chi also affirmed.
    p. 131.5
affirmed = firmly stated that something is true
There are no more uses of "affirm" in Things Fall Apart.

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