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 Meanings and Examples of AFFIRM
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  offer someone emotional support or encouragement; confirm
Classic Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
1  I affirm he will meet fairly every honourable challenge.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  Thank you for your good word, Fanny, but it is more than I would affirm myself.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  No; I can't forget him, though I am not prepared to affirm the fellow was exactly worth the life we lost in getting to him.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In II
4  This is the reason why I affirm that Kurtz was a remarkable man.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
5  We might almost affirm that Napoleon's catastrophe originated in that sign of a peasant's head.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
6  Algebra is applied to the clouds; the radiation of the star profits the rose; no thinker would venture to affirm that the perfume of the hawthorn is useless to the constellations.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
7  And, to go to the root of the matter, I affirm that this vice of ingratitude has its source either in avarice or in suspicion.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XXIX.
8  But as for prudence and stability of purpose, I affirm that a people is more prudent, more stable, and of better judgment than a prince.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER LVIII.
9  I should not like to affirm upon oath that I have not.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 53. Robert le Diable.
10  For my own part, I may truly affirm, that I was less concerned than my nurse.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER II.
11  The sun does not more certainly shine in the heavens than that which I now affirm is true.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
12  as to affirm, for instance, following Buckle, that through civilisation mankind becomes softer, and consequently less bloodthirsty and less fitted for warfare.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: VII
13  Her loudly affirmed pleasure at seeing Miss Bart took the form of a nebulous generalization, which included neither enquiries as to her future nor the expression of a definite wish to see her again.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
14  She knelt to embrace him; she affirmed that he made life more than full; she was altogether reconciled.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
15  'Just so it is, Mr. Burden,' Otto affirmed.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XIV
Example Sentence:
1  Briggs calmly took a paper from his pocket, and read out in a sort of official, nasal voice:-- "I affirm and can prove that on the 20th of October."
2  Prospective employees at Immanuel are required to sign off on a series of values, including those that denounce homosexual and affirm traditional marriage.
3  You can make a statement with your choice of coiffure: in the sixties many African Americans affirmed their racial heritage by wearing their hair in Afros.
4  But on Tuesday, the board of directors overwhelmingly affirmed her selection.
5  She affirmed her intention to apply for the post.
6  Haig was desperately eager for an affirmative answer.
7  We are expecting an affirmative answer.
8  Two negatives make an affirmative.
9  Poor blacks dislike the Republican attack on welfare; rich blacks resent the Republican criticism of affirmative action.
10  The result will allow schools to know what they can do and cannot do in affirmative action programs.
11  This persecution is to be an affirmation and encouragement to us that we are living a life different from the world.
12  Despite Tom's affirmation of innocence, Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie.
13  Sure certain and affirmation, I already fell in love with you.
14  A single nod implies an affirmation.
15  The teacher responded affirmatively to the question that student put forward.