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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSERTION

But the older man would not permit the assertion to go uncontradicted.

Her assertion was disregarded as to the inability to change.

He put his whole will into the assertion of guilt, to batter down the man's resistance.

I'm inclined to question, furthermore, the assertion that these jewels were your mother's.

Donald had killed a man in the assertion of the first law of nature—self-preservation.

Have you any proof to urge in support of your assertion that the prisoner did not touch it?

He had took out the right keys, and Jenkins could bear him out in the assertion.

Through the assertion of his mother's will, his own begins to awake.

I cannot do this, but I make the assertion without the least shadow of doubt.

Nor are we disposed to recede from our assertion made in Sec.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., assercioun, from Middle French assertion (14c.) or directly from Late Latin assertionem (nominative assertio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin asserere "claim rights over something, state, maintain, affirm," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + serere "join" (see series). By "joining oneself" to a particular view, one "claimed" or "maintained" it.

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