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"It's a nice room," she said, as if she were confirming his judgment on it.

And then came the buying of the presents, confirming the reports and exaggerating them.

It was like predestined welcome, a confirming of his hardihood.

This he saw, and it ran on in a confirming horrible sequence from Reardon's speech.

"Go ahead," ordered Judson Green, confirming the choice with a nod.

Meanwhile her devotion was in no need of the confirming testimony of lovers.

“That is so, Baas Willem,” said Congo, confirming the statement of his master.

Its principal design seems to have been that of confirming the former 6d.

She obtained a decree of the Senate, approving and confirming this act.

This had the effect of confirming her suspicion that there was something she needed to learn.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., confirmyn "to ratify," from Old French confermer (13c., Modern French confirmer) "strengthen, establish, consolidate; affirm by proof or evidence; anoint (a king)," from Latin confirmare "make firm, strengthen, establish," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + firmare "to strengthen," from firmus (see firm (adj.)). Related: Confirmative; confirmatory.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONFIRMING

establishing

nounthe act of proving
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