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- v. Present participle of assent.
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- adj. Giving or implying assent.
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- n. agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)
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The saints used Amen at the end of prayer, or in assenting to the word of God; but none, save the Son of God, ever said, "Amen, I say unto you," for it is the language peculiar to God, who avers by
President Polk, in assenting to this arrangement in 1846, threw the responsibility upon the
It is certainly not a convincing retort to point out that: the argument is inconsistent with the existence of a Board having powers as specified under Section 11 of the Broadcasting Act. However, in assenting to the Act, Parliament either did not know what it was doing; or was making an idle gesture, not expecting the Board to promulgate any regulations respecting standards of programs, the character of advertising, the amount of time that may be devoted to advertising, and other matters specifically referred to, in the Act; or as I believe to be much more likely, Parliament consciously denied the argument that broadcasting can be left to the normal criteria and judgments of the market place.
Belief can be described as assenting to certain doctrines -- infallible scripture, resurrection, virgin birth etc.
The constable and I could not avoid breaking into a kind of assenting laugh, and Rupert, who had family eloquence, was encouraged to go on with a reiterated gesture:
His wife took no notice of his cries and groans, for it was quite as agreeable to her to be the only speaker, and have her moaning husband a kind of assenting chorus.
If he agreed, he was assenting to a conspiracy theory.
The Irish government is only too aware that voters have rejected the European Union's two most recent treaties—those of Nice and Lisbon—before assenting on a second referendum after assurances have been received on key issues.
He hesitates a moment before, with a small bow, assenting.
Not that the evangelical old guard hasn't cared, or hasn't served others, but we are seeing a seismic shift in emphasis -- from an emphasis on assenting to the right theological ideas and getting to heaven, to one where it's all about translating belief into righteous action on behalf of others.