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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSESSING

He was good at assessing physical values, and he felt scared.

They did not object to the tax itself, but to the king's assessing it by his own authority.

There is no means of judging the future except by assessing the past.

Neither you nor I, Welbore, are assessing angels, I believe.

Others have forbidden the practice of political committees of assessing office holders for campaign purposes.

Lucy had covered her face with her hands; but now she lifted it and showed him as it might be the eyes of an Assessing Angel.

Seventy thousand men, sire; all of whom are subjects of the Republic, and assessing each village at one man.

The circumstances attending the assessing of the Brigham City Co-operative scrip have been briefly narrated in a former chapter.

Marion said that, no doubt, after a hard day at assessing, such a sight would be soothing to a man.

Improvements suggested for a land-tax, ib.Mode of assessing the land-tax in Prussia, 351.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to fix the amount (of a tax, fine, etc.)," from Anglo-French assesser, from Medieval Latin assessare "fix a tax upon," originally frequentative of Latin assessus "a sitting by," past participle of assidere "to sit beside" (and thus to assist in the office of a judge), from ad- "to" (see ad-) + sedere "to sit" (see sedentary). One of the judge's assistant's jobs was to fix the amount of a fine or tax. Meaning "to estimate the value of property for the purpose of taxing it" is from 1809; transferred sense of "to judge the value of a person, idea, etc." is from 1934. Related: Assessed; assessing.

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