AFFIRMATIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AFFIRMATIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
affirmative
 a.  confirmative; ratifying; giving assent or approval; confirming
Classic Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
1  On my enquiry as to whether a Mr. Stangerson was living there, they at once answered me in the affirmative.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
2  As he answered in the affirmative, Sissy went away to bring them.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
3  The unhappy Jew returned a feeble affirmative.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
4  There being nothing eatable within his reach, Oliver replied in the affirmative.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
5  The attendant stooped over the bed, to ascertain; and nodded in the affirmative.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
6  The Dodger nodded in the affirmative, and, shading the flame of the candle with his hand, gave Charley Bates a private intimation, in dumb show, that he had better not be funny just then.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
7  Fagin nodded in the affirmative.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
8  In a hurried manner, he replied in the affirmative.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48
9  For several reasons, and not least because I didn't clearly know what Mr. Jaggers would be found to be "at," I replied in the affirmative.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIV
10  Peggotty laughed, and answered in the affirmative.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
11  My answering in the affirmative gave him great satisfaction.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
12  On Steerforth's replying in the affirmative, she pushed a chair against it, and begging the assistance of my hand, mounted up, pretty nimbly, to the top, as if it were a stage.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
13  Again the mysterious voice replied in the affirmative, and again the servant echoed it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
14  Enjolras, who was still leaning on his elbows at his embrasure, made an affirmative sign with his head, but without taking his eyes from the end of the street.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIII—PASSING GLEAMS
15  He answered the appeal of his friend by an affirmative nod of the head.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 2 THE ANTECHAMBER OF M. DE TREVILLE
Example Sentence:
1  Haig was desperately eager for an affirmative answer.
2  We are expecting an affirmative answer.
3  Two negatives make an affirmative.
4  Poor blacks dislike the Republican attack on welfare; rich blacks resent the Republican criticism of affirmative action.
5  The result will allow schools to know what they can do and cannot do in affirmative action programs.
6  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."
7  Prospective employees at Immanuel are required to sign off on a series of values, including those that denounce homosexual and affirm traditional marriage.
8  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.
9  But on Tuesday, the board of directors overwhelmingly affirmed her selection.
10  She affirmed her intention to apply for the post.
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.