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If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the Government must cease.

This truth is so simple that the very ease with which we acquiesce in it robs it of its power.

If you do not find him, will you not acquiesce that it is best you should not find him?

Could I not pretend to acquiesce to his wishes, and so delay your end?

Domiloff, who did not expect the Duke of Reist in an hour, was forced to acquiesce.

The progress of knowledge has taught man to acquiesce in his ignorance.

She seemed to acquiesce in the man's presence in her room; it was no doubt customary.

Ralph was ready to acquiesce in all his officer said as to future exploits.

The nation as a whole seemed to acquiesce in the persecution.

But I must acquiesce in what a wise providence has appointed.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Middle French acquiescer (16c.), from Latin acquiescere "to become quiet, remain at rest," thus "be satisfied with," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + quiescere "to become quiet," from quies (genitive quietis) "rest, quiet" (see quiet (n.)). Related: Acquiesced; acquiescing.

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