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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSIGNED

I repair, then, fellow-citizens, to the post you have assigned me.

Finally, as in the case of Cochin, apartments were assigned to him in the Louvre.

She had been assigned to the men's surgical ward, and went there at once.

As she herself could have assigned no cause for her repugnance, it might be termed instinctive.

Many reasons, however, might be assigned for this remarkable silence.

We had supposed you would have been told when you were assigned to the protium research.

We are to report to Colonel Morgan, and will be assigned to his regiment.

Two bedrooms in the vicinity of the sitting-room were assigned to us.

The old man bade him rise, and assigned him a place at the table.

The reason, that may be assigned for it, appears quite natural and striking.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French assiginer (13c.) "assign, set (a date, etc.); appoint legally; allot," from Latin assignare "to mark out, to allot by sign, assign, award," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + signare "make a sign," from signum "mark" (see sign). Main original use was in English law, in transferences of personal property. General meaning "to fix, settle, determine, appoint" is from c.1300. Related: Assigned; assigning.

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