AFFIRMATION in a Sentence

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affirmation
 n.  positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
Classic Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
1  The sister's affirmation was for Javert so decisive a thing that he did not even observe the singularity of that candle which had but just been extinguished, and which was still smoking on the table.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
2  Man lives by affirmation even more than by bread.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER VI—THE ABSOLUTE GOODNESS OF PRAYER
3  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
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—JAVERT
4  This affirmation appeared to dispel all doubts with regard to the baldric.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
5  It came from the bushes--a megaphontic, anonymous, loud-speaking affirmation.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
6  He saluted, and made a slight movement of the head in affirmation.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
7  We entered the farm-house by the kitchen way, to ascertain whether Mr. Heathcliff were really absent: because I put slight faith in his own affirmation.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  She had never heard him speak with such energy of affirmation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
9  It was an affirmation, a moral victory paid for by innumerable defeats, by abominable terrors, by abominable satisfactions.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
10  I affirm he will meet fairly every honourable challenge.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
11  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
12  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
13  This is the reason why I affirm that Kurtz was a remarkable man.
Heart of Darkness By Joseph Conrad
Get Context   In III
14  We might almost affirm that Napoleon's catastrophe originated in that sign of a peasant's head.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE UNEXPECTED
15  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
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—FOLIIS AC FRONDIBUS
Example Sentence:
1  This persecution is to be an affirmation and encouragement to us that we are living a life different from the world.
2  Despite Tom's affirmation of innocence, Aunt Polly still suspected he had eaten the pie.
3  Sure certain and affirmation, I already fell in love with you.
4  A single nod implies an affirmation.
5  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."
6  Prospective employees at Immanuel are required to sign off on a series of values, including those that denounce homosexual and affirm traditional marriage.
7  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.
8  But on Tuesday, the board of directors overwhelmingly affirmed her selection.
9  She affirmed her intention to apply for the post.
10  Haig was desperately eager for an affirmative answer.
11  We are expecting an affirmative answer.
12  Two negatives make an affirmative.
13  Poor blacks dislike the Republican attack on welfare; rich blacks resent the Republican criticism of affirmative action.
14  The result will allow schools to know what they can do and cannot do in affirmative action programs.
15  The teacher responded affirmatively to the question that student put forward.