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How to use unassertive in a sentence

I mean, I’ve been lucky to work for so many different outlets, but I haven’t been really good about being very assertive.
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He spoke Tuesday in a virtual news conference about incorporating an assertive, ball-dominant player such as Wall alongside Beal’s expanded skill set.
RUSSELL WESTBROOK IS A KNOWN QUANTITY. THE QUESTION IS HOW HE’LL FIT WITH THE WIZARDS.AVA WALLACEDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In response, the Terps surged with a 21-0 run that offered a generous serving of reassurance that this team can take a worrisome circumstance and turn it into an assertive win.
MARYLAND FACES ITS FIRST TEST AGAINST MOUNT ST. MARY’S AND PASSES WITH FLYING COLORSEMILY GIAMBALVONOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Or, consider if your job description contains exclusive or masculine language like “rockstar,” “expert” or “assertive.”
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Looks like we are being assertive, but if we are not we definitely miss out.
WOMEN IN FINANCE HAVE TO ASK FOR PROMOTIONS. MEN DON’TEHINCHLIFFENOVEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
Her beauty was not heightened now, but it was displayed with all the grave consciousness of an unassertive renown.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 2COMPTON MACKENZIE
In her mind she fixed him in contrast with Transley, the self-confident and aggressive, and Linder, the shy and unassertive.
DENNISON GRANTROBERT STEAD
The Eversleighs were very fond of their house, and, in an unassertive way, proud of it.
THE MYSTERY OF LINCOLN'S INNROBERT MACHRAY
He was an unassertive, unassuming man, with a genius for being inconspicuous.
JOHN M. SYNGE: A FEW PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL NOTESJOHN MASEFIELD
Would not he too have been melancholy, quiet, unassertive, almost as uninteresting and uninterested as Booth was?
THE STORY OF MY LIFEELLEN TERRY
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WORDS RELATED TO UNASSERTIVE

  • apprehensive
  • faint
  • fainthearted
  • fearful
  • hesitant
  • meek
  • shrinking
  • shuddering
  • shy
  • tentative
  • timid
  • tremulous
  • unassertive
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