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


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  • Since then, Mr. Perrin avers, "there has been fundamentally no break in creativity, style and purpose in design and the decorative arts."

    All the Beauty Under One Tent

  • Tatarstan, he avers, is the last hope for Muslims in the former Soviet Union.

    Russia's Muslims: A Benign Growth

  • No school, he avers, is so much better than the local college that it’s worth gambling with your financial future.

    Lead Us Not Into Debt

  • The second of his three sermons on the Assumption is especially notable for its detailed account of the translation of the body of the Blessed Virgin into heaven, an account, he avers, that is based on the most reliable and ancient tradition.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • One point he solemnly avers, which is, that he will never part with it under the price above - mentioned.

    Memoirs of the Life of the Rt. Hon. Richard Brinsley Sheridan — Volume 01

  • In olden times in Europe a tenant was bound to do certain work for the lord of the manor -- largely in carting grain and turf -- horse-work; and in the yearly settlement of accounts the just proportion of the large and small work performed was estimated according to the work done by "avers"

    Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XIII, Nov. 28, 1891

  • She avers that she loves the sea and the atmosphere of sea-life, yet, verily, she has brought her home-things and land-things along with her -- even to her pretty china for afternoon tea.


  • And whosoever exalts the spirit over the flesh, by his own creed avers that a crime of the spirit is vastly more terrible than a crime of the flesh.

    The Somnambulists

  • It was, Mr. McLynn avers, an avoidable conflict—and a sad end to a towering career.

    Man On a Quest

  • "One of the reasons I am writing this book," she avers, "is that I came to feel, especially as I saw the real, not-for-prime-time struggles of much older friends, that I was presenting a half-truth that amounted to a lie."

    Nobody Gets Out of Here Alive


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