Usage examples for affirm

  1. With regard to the last he is not so far agreed, and he doubts whether the House ought to affirm it. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  2. Nobody will affirm it. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. " So," resumed la Peyrade, " you are very certain that you did not place in my hands the sum of twenty- five thousand francs; you declare this, you affirm it?" – The Lesser Bourgeoisie by Honore de Balzac
  4. Yet that was what Mr. Wilson aimed at and what some of his friends affirm he has achieved. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  5. She would not let her mind affirm which it was that she desired. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  6. While he lived she could affirm the rights of a white man's daughter, the rights of the daughter of a pioneer who had helped to make the West; and her pride in him had given a glow to her cheek and a spring to her step which drew every eye. – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  7. Her forehead we have said, or should have said, was perfect; we dare not affirm quite so much in praise of her mouth: there was sometimes a hardness there, not in the lines of the feature itself, but in the expression which it conveyed, a want of tenderness, perhaps of trust, and too much self- confidence, it may be, for a woman's character. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  8. Must we affirm that it is so, Cebes, or otherwise? – Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Socrates by Plato
  9. I cannot affirm that I was absolutely sea- sick, but, on the other hand, I cannot add that I was perfectly well during any part of the passage. – Autobiography of a Pocket-Hankerchief by James Fenimore Cooper
  10. So, instead of saying, " The man was not made for the woman, but the woman for the man," they would affirm, " The man and the woman were equally made for each other, to advance hand in hand to perfection." – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  11. Nowhere at S. Lorenzo can we affirm that Michelangelo enjoyed, the opportunity of showing what he could achieve in the production of a building independent in itself and planned throughout with a free hand. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  12. Both have an absolute faith in habitual exercise; and both affirm that if the habit were once broken they could never afterwards resume it. – The Intellectual Life by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  13. To point out that prostitution never has been, and never can be, abolished by law, is by no means to affirm that it is an evil which must endure for ever and that no influence can affect it. – The Task of Social Hygiene by Havelock Ellis
  14. Ah, a lovely but rare virtue; perceptibly developed, however, in the manners of my friend Gertrude, which I hesitate not to affirm would well become a princess. – The Lamplighter by Maria S. Cummins
  15. My memory cannot deceive me, when I affirm that we did it in consequence of no such proposition from any other Colony. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  16. It is only because differences fall within an identity that we can affirm, and it is only because within an identity there are differences that we can deny. – Kant's Theory of Knowledge by Harold Arthur Prichard
  17. In our own case, I think I may venture to affirm, that the plan has answered. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  18. In order to affirm a proposition we must have special reasons for believing it true. – Introduction to the Study of History by Charles V. Langlois Charles Seignobos