1 In particular did he aver that, provided the Russian peasant could be induced to array himself in German costume, science would progress, trade increase, and the Golden Age dawn in Russia.
2 She averred they were a mystery to herself, and that what she knew was chiefly from conjecture.
3 He said I was a capricious witch, and that he would rather sing another time; but I averred that no time was like the present.
4 But, then, a voice within me averred that I could do it and foretold that I should do it.
5 He many a time spoke sternly to me about my pertness; and averred that the stab of a knife could not inflict a worse pang than he suffered at seeing his lady vexed.
6 I took their word for all that they averred, and I became their disciple.
7 Of the ladies, this left only Mrs. Dorset unaccounted for, and Mrs. Dorset never came down till luncheon: her doctors, she averred, had forbidden her to expose herself to the crude air of the morning.
8 Chichikov, he averred, had indeed purchased dead souls, and to the tune of several thousand roubles.
9 Which 'Tom' denied; averring that he should always be equally proud of it, under all circumstances.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS
10 An Irish author avers that the Earl of Leicester, on bended knees, did likewise present to her highness another horn, pertaining to a land beast of the unicorn nature.