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 Meanings and Examples of ASSERTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
assertive
 a.  positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory
Classic Sentence: (109 in 8 pages)
1  I do not know the young man; he is said to be of good family and rich, but I never trust to vague assertions.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 85. The Journey.
2  The brigadier, followed by the commissary, disappeared by the inside staircase, accompanied by the noise which his assertions respecting Andrea had excited in the crowd.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
3  They had answered his melancholy and mourning by sympathy and sorrow; his assertions, by gestures of confirmation; and his boasting, with the exultation of savages.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
4  However, we make no assertions on this point.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—CRAVATTE
5  These assertions so prevailed with the commons that they began to hold meetings and to raise what tumults they liked throughout the city.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII.
6  Kennicott asserted that Westlake and McGanum and their contaminated families were tricky, but Carol had found them gracious.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
7  She asserted that it proved him to be a man of the bold free West.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
8  In reading popular stories and seeing plays, asserted Carol, she had found only two traditions of the American small town.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
9  For a second she unreasoningly wanted to avoid him, but she kept on, and she serenely talked about God, whose voice, Hugh asserted, made the humming in the telegraph wires.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
10  Her mirror had asserted that she looked exactly as she had in college, that her throat was smooth, her collar-bone not very noticeable.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
11  She could, she asserted, endure a shabby but modest town; the town shabby and egomaniac she could not endure.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
12  Kennicott had asserted that the villager's lack of courtesy is due to his poverty.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
13  Her enthusiasm, and her violent likes and dislikes, asserted themselves in all the everyday occupations of life.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: II
14  "You are too lenient, too lenient by far, Leonce," asserted the Colonel.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIV
15  And when the auditor had asserted his non-comprehension, he would proceed to elucidate by some new proposition, yet more appalling.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  Women have become more assertive in the past decade.
2  They begin to mute their voices, not be as assertive.
3  Be assertive and spell out exactly how you feel.
4  If you really want the promotion, you'll have to be more assertive.
5  Patterson seems like a decent fellow, but lacking in assertive leadership skills.
6  The author provides no documentary references to support her assertions.
7  Avoid making intuitively obvious but unfounded assertions.
8  Nowhere in the report does she provide evidence for these assertions:they are merely dogmatically stated as fact.
9  There is no prescribed order in which assertions must be checked.
10  He asserted his ideas loudly and clearly.
11  Throughout the Cold War, the Allies asserted their right to move freely between the two Berlins.
12  It is commonly asserted that older people prefer to receive care from family members.
13  If you quit acting like a wimp and assert yourself a bit more, you'd improve your chances of getting a date.
14  He managed to assert his power over the media.
15  Now act as you please: write and contradict my assertion -- expose my falsehood as soon as you like.