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“There are many stories in the commentaries about the power of a "truthful asservation.”
“Nonsense," I said, though to be sure a candid observer might have admitted that there might be some sense to Appanius 'asservation.”
“Don't tell me any more of your lies!" cried out the doctor irascibly at this juncture, interrupting what further asservation the corporal might have made in support of his unblushing assertion.”
“If the solemn asservation of the 31st verse is to be considered as referring to what follows, then the explanation given by Chrysostom in the text is satisfactory.”
“I noticed that, in the face of an asservation that only five per cent. over cost was asked for a certain article, he still endeavored to procure it at a lower figure than was named by the seller, and finally crowded him down to the exact cost, knowing as he did, that the merchant had a large stock on hand, and could not well afford to hold it over.”
“Captain Jack, who carried the declaration to Philadelphia, gave his solemn asservation of the facts, as an eye-witness of the Convention, and as its messenger to Congress.”
“Howbeit, there are those who do not scruple to declare their belief that Mr. Suggs hazards nothing by such an asservation -- seeing, as they declare, that the probability of his escaping the clutches of the old gentleman with the cloven hoof is exceedingly minute, independent of any mistake in relation to the explosion of the pipe.”
Some Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs, Late of the Tallapoosa Volunteers; Together with "Taking the Census," and Other Alabama Sketches. By a Country Editor. With a Portrait from Life, and Other Illustrations, by Darley
“Indeed, although they would not know this, it was even his plan to leave the city this evening. âYou see, â I said to Appanius. âI was right. â âShe seduced him! â screamed Appanius. âNonsense, â I said, though to be sure a candid observer might have admitted that there might be some sense to Appaniusâ ™ asservation. âAppanius! â said the male slave. âDo nor dare speak my name to me, â he wept, âslave! â âForgive me, Master! â said the slave.”
“[(asservation, my) 29.5 (fervent wish that she had\227Madame de Vallmont wept, poor thing) 9.5 (,) -0.5 (said)] TJ”
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These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
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