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assert
used in The Magic Mountain

15 uses
  • We assert, we recount, that he had.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (88% in)
  • ...the problem with our story, as also with many people nowadays and, indeed, not the least with those who tell stories, is this: it is much older than its years, its datedness is not to be measured in days, nor the burden of age weighing upon it to be counted by orbits around the sun; in a word, it does not actually owe its pastness to time—an assertion that is itself intended as a passing reference, an allusion, to the problematic and uniquely double nature of that mysterious element.
    Forward (41% in)
  • He had to repeat the part about the bodies being sent down by bobsled and once again asserted unequivocally that he knew it to be true.
    1.3 - In the Restaurant (36% in)
  • Above and behind him stood invisible forces, made manifest only to a certain degree in the management office: a board of directors, a joint-stock company—and the stock would not be a bad thing to have, because according to Joachim's trustworthy assertions, juicy dividends were distributed annually to the shareholders, despite the high salaries paid the doctors and some very liberal business practices.
    4.7 - Doubts and Considerations (30% in)
  • His reason should have jumped at the chance to assert itself.
    5.4 - Mercury's Moods (17% in)
  • Hans Castorp listened to the learned argument between the ovists and animalculists, the former asserting that the egg contains a perfect little frog, dog, or human being and the sperm merely stimulates it to grow, the latter seeing the sperm as a living creature with preformed head, arms, and legs, which then found in the egg a medium on which to feed—until everyone finally agreed to grant equal merit in the process to egg and sperm, both of which had arisen out of what were originally...
    5.7 - Research (61% in)
  • But what should one say to Frau Stohr's assertion that Frau Redisch from Posen, who was said to have tuberculosis of the spinal cord, was forced once a week to march naked back and forth in front of Director Behrens in his office for ten minutes?
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (34% in)
  • You are determined to interpret democracy's noble endeavors to assert itself internationally as mere political cunning.
    6.2 - Someone Else (68% in)
  • Although this Bohemian was as stocky as a badger and displayed an appetite quite amazing even for people up here, he had been asserting for four years now that he would soon die.
    6.5 - An Attack Repulsed (6% in)
  • A squalid view of things, Settembrini asserted, and he felt himself almost above combating such an attitude.
    6.6 - Operationes Spirituales (37% in)
  • For it asserts that culture is not a matter of reason and well-articulated sobriety, but rather is bound up with enthusiasm, with intoxication, and the sense of regalement.
    7.3 - Vingt et un (68% in)
  • ...there not been a Pieter Peeperkorn, the others would have felt much more constrained to take sides, when, for example, Leo Naphta defended the fundamental, archrevolutionary nature of the Church against the teachings of Herr Settembrini, who asserted that her sole historical purpose had been to serve as the patron of the dark forces of inertia and reaction and then went on to claim that the affirmation of life and a future open to revolution and renewal was bound up with the opposing...
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (33% in)
  • I would not think of asserting that, in terms of the courtesy a cavalier owes a lady, he would ever—agreed, dear friend, absolutely unobjectionable.
    7.4 - Mynheer Peeperkorn (Continued) (72% in)
  • We say this, because we consider it our duty to shame irresponsible sorts who asserted that Dr. Krokowski had turned to arcane subjects in the hope of rescuing his lectures from what he feared was unmitigated monotony.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (2% in)
  • He, Naphta, asserted this to counter the impudence with which materialistic science passed off as absolute knowledge all its astronomical bunkum and windy palaver about the "universe.
    7.9 - The Great Petulance (41% in)

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