Usage examples for assertion

  1. Look here, Puss, said her father: sometimes you show a bravery of assertion that ought to be put to the test. – Patty's Success by Carolyn Wells
  2. With that pretty assertion of her opinion, she left us. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  3. No doubt she generally was right in any assertion she made as to her husband's affairs. – Ayala's Angel by Anthony Trollope
  4. She concluded with the true woman's proud assertion, " I glory in his being seen and heard." – Life of Her Most Gracious Majesty the Queen, (Victoria) Vol II by Sarah Tytler
  5. Had I no reason for my assertion that " Love is blind"? – Letters of a Javanese Princess by Raden Adjeng Kartini Commentator: Louis Couperus
  6. Mr. Emerson avoided all definite assertion of personality carried beyond the limits of individuality in the present state of existence. – Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890 by Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  7. We may reply to a remark or assertion. – Slips of Speech by John H. Bechtel
  8. " There may be no plot: there is no plot," he said at last, though in the face of Commines' assertion he had little hope he was right; then he added, " and what of Mademoiselle de Vesc?" – The Justice of the King by Hamilton Drummond
  9. This is a serious assertion. – The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner by Charles Dudley Warner
  10. Yet the latter's confident assertion of his presence at the window at the appointed moment indicates another probability. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  11. Certainly there was no charm for him in this slip of a girl's self- assertion: " I'm a better man than you, don't you know it?" – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  12. He could not conceive what was taking Brandon to Melbourne immediately on his return from Adelaide; he did not believe his assertion that he had business to attend to there. – Mr. Hogarth's Will by Catherine Helen Spence
  13. Mrs. Mavick, according to her own assertion, was one of those who enjoy nature. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  14. That this assertion was correct Teddy realized a few moments later when he was ushered into the 'Squire's dining- room, and the latter, without paying the slightest attention to the prisoner, said to the officer: " I have just heard that you served the warrant I issued, and then took the boy to Deacon Jones' house. – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis
  15. How will you prove your assertion? – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  16. With us, it will be the creation of capital itself; for we venture the assertion that one hundred thousand dollars invested in a cotton factory at Camden would develop interests to more than double that amount." – The Rise of Cotton Mills in the South by Broadus Mitchell
  17. Ministers and Generals were present and witnessed Lord Kitchener's apparent assertion of his right to exercise the power and authority of a Commander- in- Chief in the Field. – 1914 by John French, Viscount of Ypres
  18. About this unknown something we make no assertion, so that we are committed to no theory whatever. – The Arian Controversy by H. M. Gwatkin
  19. In the consequent of the major it is asserted that the two propositions, 'C is D' and 'E is F' cannot both be false; and in the minor this is denied by the assertion that they are both false. – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  20. In a way he considered it an assertion of his social equality with any other group of Americans that he could afford to take the same " disinterested" and tradition- bound view of political struggles as the rest. – A History of Trade Unionism in the United States by Selig Perlman