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.
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2 Some hilding fellow he must be, who dared not stay to assert his claim to the tourney prize which chance had assigned him.
3 Now slowly it began to assert itself in a spread of fear, almost paralysis.
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4 She would only smile and assert.
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.
6 You must assert that in such words as will carry conviction with them.
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7 In your picturesque account of the matter, which I read with great interest some months later, you assert that the wall was sheer.
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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.
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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.
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10 When the parting came he affected high spirits, to conceal certain inconvenient emotions which seemed inclined to assert themselves.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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14 I believe I may assert that they were really in possession of deep and growing happiness.
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15 I shall begin to assert the privileges of a mother-in-law, if you go on like that, and scold you.
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