Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Assurance or confirmation repeated.
- n. Restoration of courage or confidence; deliverance from apprehension or doubt.
- n. Same as reinsurance.
- n. the feeling of being reassured, of having confidence restored, of having apprehensions dispelled
- n. the act of confirming someone's opinion or impression
- n. law, dated reinsurance
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Assurance or confirmation renewed or repeated.
- n. (Law) Same as Reinsurance.
- n. the act of reassuring; restoring someone's confidence
“This reassurance is all the more important now that the old "verities" of the Cold War are gone.”
“This is not by any means the only instance of financial incompetence on the part of our various Scottish ancestors, nor indeed of the tendency to resort to violence, and those patterns offer surprisingly little reassurance from the genetic standpoint.”
“Nor can it offer investors the long-term reassurance that they might need to return to Italian and Spanish bond markets.”
“But the banks '"reassurance is not reassuring," says Susan Wachter, a professor of real estate at the University of Pennsylvania' s Wharton School, because it doesn 't deal with how easily they can prove ownership of the underlying mortgages.”
“From that perspective, it isn't cruel to stop reassuring her; in fact, closing off this path to false reassurance is one small way you can nudge her back toward a more productive path.”
“He gave her what he hoped was an expression of reassurance.”
“That he continued to say nothing, not a word of reassurance, appalled even him.”
“More often, however, the hospitalized woman simply needs some short-term reassurance and sympathy from an objective counselor, and in addition some practical advice on managing her predicament.”
“Or, if denying the converse makes this clear, citizens must generally desist from getting reassurance from the sympathy of "more enlightened" jurisdictions by scampering around to other nations with complaints that they are not having their way in Canada these days.”
“The third stage in this declension from pleasure through caution to reassurance is induced by something so gentle, so unemphatic in the Vida Levering aspect, so much what the man thinks 'feminine,' that even the wariest male is reassured.”
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