It was asserted that the system was only slavery under another name.
"And the jock'll have to stand the shot; I know how it goes," asserted the Tout.
"We'll break the bad luck seven to-day," asserted little Redpath, bravely.
"I don't think you'll go alone," asserted Jack Bates, grabbing his hat.
The Imperial power had been asserted, but the cost was heavy.