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He concluded by affirming that he could not start in less time than seven or eight days.

She took his part, affirming that he would not have been so wicked if it had not been for the drink.

Do you see then, Socrates, how great is the difficulty of affirming the ideas to be absolute?

He hurried off a moment later, affirming that he was late at the bank already.

In affirming this he did his work injustice: it was much more than that.

We must value everything in its own kind, affirming what it is, and not regretting what it is not.

I have no hesitation in affirming that it is a perfect masterpiece in its kind.

Cedarquist had excused himself, affirming that he must look out for his women folk.

M. Villey quotes Diderot as affirming that the blind cannot imagine.

Whether this refers to Miss Barbara or not, there is no affirming.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French afermier (Modern French affirmer) "affirm, confirm; strengthen, consolidate," from Latin affirmare "to make steady, strengthen," figuratively "confirm, corroborate," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + firmare "strengthen, make firm," from firmus "strong" (see firm (adj.)). Spelling refashioned 16c. in French and English on Latin model. Related: Affirmed; affirming.

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