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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.

"Martin, I've given in to you on everything else," she asserted firmly.

"That's because his sister restrains him," asserted the mother, with a fond look.

"Well, I want to give 'em all a wide berth," Steve asserted.

"No one would dare say such a thing," she asserted with profound conviction.

"Not one," asserted Lorenzi, as if tired of the whole matter.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "declare," from Latin assertus, past participle of asserere "claim, maintain, affirm" (see assertion). Related: Asserted; asserting. To assert oneself "stand up for one's rights" is recorded from 1879.

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