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affirm
used in 1776

5 uses
  • The intention now, he affirmed, was to send a powerful sea and land force across the Atlantic.
    p. 18.5
  • Should, however, the rebels make a move on Dorchester, then, Howe affirmed, "We must go at it with our whole force."
    p. 72.3
  • I believe I may, with great truth, affirm that no man perhaps since the first institution of armies ever commanded one under more difficult circumstances than I have done....
    p. 110.4
  • And John Adams's letter of January 6, describing New York as "a kind of key to the whole continent" and affirming that "no effort to secure it ought to be omitted," was anything but ambiguous.
    p. 118.6
  • The entry, dated November 7, affirmed that General Howe had by then established headquarters just six miles above King's Bridge, and that the next move would "probably be against Fort Washington."
    p. 237.8

There are no more uses of "affirm" in 1776.

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