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It was an affirmation, a moral victory paid for by innumerable defeats, by abominable terrors, by abominable satisfactions.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad Context
There had taken place within him a sentimental revelation entirely distinct from legal affirmation, his only standard of measurement hitherto.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
The adjutant bent his head affirmatively and began to report, but the Emperor turned from him, took a couple of steps, stopped, came back, and called Berthier.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The gramophone was affirming in tones there was no denying, triumphant yet valedictory: Dispersed are we; who have come together.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
That same evening, the gentleman in the white waistcoat most positively and decidedly affirmed, not only that Oliver would be hung, but that he would be drawn and quartered into the bargain.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
I affirm it to be proved by these examples, that after a valiant prince a feeble prince may maintain himself; but that no kingdom can stand when two feeble princes follow in succession, unless, as in the case of France, it be supported by its ancient ordinances.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
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 Context
If this be true (and they affirm it with great confidence) it is much to be wished, that their observations were made public, whereby the theory of comets, which at present is very lame and defective, might be brought to the same perfection with other arts of astronomy.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context