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 Meanings and Examples of ASSERT
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assert
 v.  declare or state with confidence; put oneself forward boldly
Classic Sentence: (109 in 8 pages)
1  It was in vain for Bounderby to bluster or to assert himself in any of his explosive ways; Mrs. Sparsit was resolved to have compassion on him, as a Victim.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
2  Some hilding fellow he must be, who dared not stay to assert his claim to the tourney prize which chance had assigned him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
3  Now slowly it began to assert itself in a spread of fear, almost paralysis.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
4  She would only smile and assert.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  Your feelings may be the strongest," replied Anne, "but the same spirit of analogy will authorise me to assert that ours are the most tender.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
6  You must assert that in such words as will carry conviction with them.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
7  In your picturesque account of the matter, which I read with great interest some months later, you assert that the wall was sheer.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
8  At first he had shown some disposition to assert his own position, but now he was overcome with admiration, and ready to follow without question wherever Holmes led.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
9  Meg hardly knew herself, she felt so brave and independent, so glad to defend John and assert her right to love him, if she liked.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
10  When the parting came he affected high spirits, to conceal certain inconvenient emotions which seemed inclined to assert themselves.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
11  I know poetry is not dead, nor genius lost; nor has Mammon gained power over either, to bind or slay: they will both assert their existence, their presence, their liberty and strength again one day.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
12  I do not mean, however, to assert that we can be justified in devoting too much of our time to music, for there are certainly other things to be attended to.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
13  But, my dear sister, though the event has proved you right, do not think me obstinate if I still assert that, considering what her behaviour was, my confidence was as natural as your suspicion.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 26
14  I believe I may assert that they were really in possession of deep and growing happiness.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
15  I shall begin to assert the privileges of a mother-in-law, if you go on like that, and scold you.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  If you quit acting like a wimp and assert yourself a bit more, you'd improve your chances of getting a date.
2  He managed to assert his power over the media.
3  The author provides no documentary references to support her assertions.
4  Avoid making intuitively obvious but unfounded assertions.
5  Nowhere in the report does she provide evidence for these assertions:they are merely dogmatically stated as fact.
6  There is no prescribed order in which assertions must be checked.
7  He asserted his ideas loudly and clearly.
8  Throughout the Cold War, the Allies asserted their right to move freely between the two Berlins.
9  It is commonly asserted that older people prefer to receive care from family members.
10  Now act as you please: write and contradict my assertion -- expose my falsehood as soon as you like.
11  Galileo's assertion that the earth moved around the sun directly contradicted the religious teachings of his day; as a result, he was tried for heresy.
12  The argument needs to progress beyond the simple assertion that criminals are made not born.
13  The assertion of the right to freedom is very important to all peoples.
14  White supremacy is a racist ideology asserting white people are superior to other races.
15  She very rarely asserts her authority over the children.