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- adj. assenting; agreeing
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- adj. Assenting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Assenting; yielding assent. Quarterly Rev.
- n. One who assents; an assenter. North British Rev.
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- adj. expressing agreement or consent
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Christian's answers -- the more intelligible parts of them -- were a stratified succession of _yes_ and _no_, and as he was a man naturally polite and acquiescent, the assentient strata were of more frequent occurrence; but of course, beyond showing his good-will, such answers were of no practical value.
The latter acknowledged his sense and approbation of what was said to him by an assentient and expressive "Ugh!" which came from his chest without any apparent emotion of the lips, much in the manner of a modern ventriloquist.
These were answered by a low, sullen, yet assentient grunt, from the united band, who now turned, though with justifiable caution and distrust, and recrossed the drawbridge without hinderance from the troops.
Apparently satisfied with this reply, the fierce Indian uttered one of his strong guttural and assentient "ughs," and then commenced filling the pipe of peace, correct on the present occasion in all its ornaments, which was handed to him by the Delaware chief.
A faint smile passed over his features, as, after having read, he returned, it with an assentient nod to Middlemore.
In respect to the sympathies of action, which produce or constitute fever with debility, the system may be divided into certain provinces, which are assentient or opposite to each other.