Usage examples for affirmation

  1. Affirmation of the Consequent. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  2. Energy of affirmation does not always mean strength of conviction, but sometimes only cleverness or effrontery. – Introduction to the Study of History by Charles V. Langlois Charles Seignobos
  3. We thus arrive at a judgment free from all reflection, to an affirmation without any mixture of negation, to an immediate intuition, the legitimate child of the natural energy of thought, like the inspiration of the poet, the instinct of the hero, the enthusiasm of the prophet. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  4. The Oxford heavy- weight replied much to the same purpose, without the preliminary affirmation. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  5. In dispensation, not in possession, lies the secret of enjoyment; a fact which nature illustrates in a thousand ways, and to which every man's experience gives affirmation. – All's for the Best by T. S. Arthur
  6. Nouns, in one form, represent one of a kind, and in another, any number more than one; they are the names of males, or females, or of objects which are neither male nor female; and they represent the subject of an affirmation, a command or a question,- the owner or possessor of a thing,- or the object of an action, or of a relation expressed by a preposition. – How to Speak and Write Correctly by Joseph Devlin
  7. Yet this delusion of Zola's and its affirmation resulted in no end of misunderstanding. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  8. It is odd that Bernard Shaw's chief error or insensibility should have been the instrument of his noblest affirmation. – George Bernard Shaw by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  9. Her mind flashed now and then to Bruce; she saw him in prison; she saw not only his certain defeat on the morrow, but she saw him crushed and ruined for life as far as a career in Westville was concerned; and though she bravely tried to master her feeling, the throbbing anguish with which she looked upon his fate was affirmation of how poignant and deep- rooted was her love. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  10. Two years later a general Affirmation Bill was carried on the motion of Bradlaugh, and became law. – The Rise of the Democracy by Joseph Clayton
  11. This did not mean that affirmation was usually approached by denial of every possible negation. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  12. Her eyes were blurred with tears, but she nodded in affirmation. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  13. He makes a slow sign of affirmation with his head. – Pélléas and Mélisande by Maurice Maeterlinck
  14. " Do ye all," said Lanfranc, turning round, " hear his affirmation?" – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake
  15. Does he not say that, in spite of all his proof, he will not even hazard an affirmation of the phenomena? – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  16. In 1715, the English law had granted them the perpetual privilege of substituting affirmation for oath. – The Development of Religious Liberty in Connecticut by M. Louise Greene, Ph. D.