Usage examples for assert

  1. How absurd to assert that any associates will do for children in the beginning! – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  2. It's horrid to have to assert one's self! – The Prodigal Judge by Vaughan Kester
  3. The old order ceased, and opportunity was offered for some new order- some new power- to assert itself. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  4. Julia had no feeling of wishing to impress them, to assert her own equality. – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  5. Consequently they who assert that all is well have said a foolish thing, they should have said all is for the best. – Candide by Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell
  6. I assert the fact, without raising the question whether or not these are the necessary consequences of war. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  7. " I will see Don Carlos, Myra, beg him to keep your secret, beg him to assert that the so- called marriage was a farce and a mockery," she announced suddenly, after a long pause. – Bandit Love by Juanita Savage
  8. Lincoln's home was twice visited by death during his lifetime, and both occasions have been seized upon to assert that he experienced a change of heart. – Abraham Lincoln: Was He A Christian? by John B. Remsburg
  9. Mrs. Greenow endeavoured to explain to him that her niece could hardly be said to have flung him over, and at last pretended to become angry when he attempted to assert his position. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  10. " Well- informed people assert that Vignon will fail again as he did the first time. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  11. I assert, on the authority of the newspaper, that nothing of the sort has happened, and that the chances are all in favor of his being still a living man. – The Frozen Deep by Wilkie Collins
  12. There would be plenty of time for him to assert his authority after they were married; until then he ought to have had sense enough to give way. – Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
  13. The Huntingdon narrative is a better tale, and it would be hardly safe to assert that it drew its inspiration from the earlier story. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  14. The essentially dramatic temperament of her composers will continue to assert itself, and it is highly unlikely that they will allow themselves to fall into the exaggerations of any particular system. – Masters of French Music by Arthur Hervey
  15. Sailors assert that sometimes when the sea is greatly roused, something from out the midst of night and darkness calls them by name. – Stories by Foreign Authors: Polish by Various
  16. Therefore, to assert that the cause of election is not in anything in the person chosen, is really to deny that there is any election. – The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election by Robert Wallace
  17. For there an angel's virtues slept, " Too soon did Heaven assert its claim!" – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  18. The reader expects you to assert something, and face forward, not to turn back to what you have said in the title. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones