Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Their falsehoods were puerile, their affirmations ridiculous.

I do not mean to bring cults or creeds or hymns or affirmations into the schools.

It has nothing to do with creeds or cults, with affirmations or observances.

In all questions of achievement, let your rosary deal in affirmations.

But you must be very positive, very insistent and persistent in your affirmations.

If there be any truth in our affirmations, said he, we cannot be certain of it.

These affirmations are repeated everywhere and at all times.

Outside of it there are no affirmations and no contradictions.

Where do the teachers quoted above get their authority for their affirmations?

It is for us to ascertain how far each of these affirmations is true.


early 15c., "assertion that something is true," from Old French afermacion (14c.), from Latin affirmationem (nominative affirmatio) "an affirmation, solid assurance," noun of action from past participle stem of affirmare (see affirm). In law, as the Quaker alternative to oath-taking, it is attested from 1690s.