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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of asseverate.

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Examples

  • If, as candidate Obama asseverates, “America is the greatest country on earth”, is there any reason not to question their patriotism?

    Patriotism in Practice

  • If, as candidate Obama asseverates, “America is the greatest country on earth”, is there any reason not to question their patriotism?

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  • But that he was not to be, without ignorance or prejudice, mistaken for a gentleman, my father most strongly asseverates; because it is a principle of his that no man who was not a true gentleman at heart ever was, since the world began, a true gentleman in manner.

    Great Expectations

  • Although Avicenna vehemently denies that universals have any extra-mental existence and although he asseverates that individuals alone exist, he maintains that a nature can be contemplated which, in itself, is neither one nor many (numerically) but is simply the nature that it intrinsically is: horseness is simply horseness.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Nevertheless, he finds time in his crowded life to read a great deal, to see his friends occasionally, and to keep up an incessant courtship of his handsome wife, who in return asseverates that he is the most sociable husband in the world.

    Dutch Life in Town and Country

  • And of "many current makers of magazine short stories," he asseverates, "such stuff has no imaginable relation to life as men live it in the world."

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • Although Avicenna vehemently denies that universals have any extra-mental existence and although he asseverates that individuals alone exist, he maintains that a nature can be contemplated which, in itself, is neither one nor many

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The chorus twice repeats this and asseverates that they are following a custom common to the flotilla, the expeditionary force, and even their rude seats of learning.

    IV. Children’s Reading (II)

  • He neither asseverates nor denies; he merely, as he puts it himself, "juggles," treating of idle subjects which he believes nothing at all, for he has noticed that as soon one denies the possibility of anything, someone else will say that he has seen it.

    The Age of the Reformation

  • "And I am not so crude a stick of material as formerly," asseverates Professor Dugger.

    Idle Comments

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  • JM asseverates that he is emphatically positive.

    July 31, 2010