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 Meanings and Examples of ASSERTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
 n.  the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
Classic Sentence: (109 in 8 pages)
1  But she put down this memory and giggled self-consciously as if admitting the truth of his assertion.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
2  She rose after the service, carefully taking Kennicott's arm and smiling at him in a mute assertion that she was devoted to him no matter what happened.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  There are two insults which no human being will endure: the assertion that he hasn't a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
4  Hence, I conclude, that in boasting himself to be high lifted above a whaleman, in that assertion the pirate has no solid basis to stand on.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
5  A few instances to substantiate the assertion that some white women love the company of the Afro-American will not be out of place.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Context  Highlight   In III
6  He hesitated a single instant, and bending a cautious glance toward his companion, he continued, in a manner that was divided between interrogation and assertion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3
7  A short and sullen pause succeeded this bold assertion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 23
8  It were impossible to say what violent assertion the stubborn Hawkeye would have next made, in his headlong wish to vindicate his identity, had not the aged Delaware once more interposed.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 29
9  In answer to this assertion, I can say, I never loved any or confided in any people more than my fellow-slaves, and especially those with whom I lived at Mr. Freeland's.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
10  I shuddered to hear the infatuated assertion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
11  You may well be surprised, Miss Bennet, at such an assertion, after seeing, as you probably might, the very cold manner of our meeting yesterday.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
12  To Caroline's assertion of her brother's being partial to Miss Darcy she paid no credit.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 24
13  On both sides it was only assertion.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 36
14  As he spoke he took the servant to the door, and then repeated his demand to know her reasons for such an assertion.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
15  But she had that queer sort of bossiness, endless assertion of her own will, which is one of the signs of insanity in modern woman.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Now act as you please: write and contradict my assertion -- expose my falsehood as soon as you like.
2  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.
3  The argument needs to progress beyond the simple assertion that criminals are made not born.
4  The assertion of the right to freedom is very important to all peoples.
5  The author provides no documentary references to support her assertions.
6  Avoid making intuitively obvious but unfounded assertions.
7  Nowhere in the report does she provide evidence for these assertions:they are merely dogmatically stated as fact.
8  There is no prescribed order in which assertions must be checked.
9  He asserted his ideas loudly and clearly.
10  Throughout the Cold War, the Allies asserted their right to move freely between the two Berlins.
11  It is commonly asserted that older people prefer to receive care from family members.
12  If you quit acting like a wimp and assert yourself a bit more, you'd improve your chances of getting a date.
13  He managed to assert his power over the media.
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.