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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishassertionas‧ser‧tion /əˈsɜːʃən $ -ɜːr-/ ●○○ noun [countable]  SAY/STATEsomething that you say or write that you strongly believeassertion that the assertion that house prices are fallingassertion of her assertion of independenceassertion about her assertions about the murder of her father She makes very general assertions about marriage in the poem.see thesaurus at claim
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assertionIt was a little less than half enquiry, and a little more than half assertion.I just had to cast doubt on his assertions.The only thing that is constant is the assertion of difference.Alternatively the violation can be inverted; like a black comedy, or the assertion of a stark revenge or retribution.Unfortunately, as we have seen in Chapter 2, this assertion has not been true for more than twenty years.This assertion was a crushing blow to the hopes of the Seminoles and the blacks.makes ... assertionsLeapor makes general assertions about marriage in this poem partly because she can not make further particular observations without offending Octavia.Fred is the person who makes confident assertions like this.
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