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reassert

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v reassert strengthen or make more firm "The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Reassert rē`ăs*sẽrt" To assert again or anew; to maintain after an omission to do so. "Let us hope . . . we may have a body of authors who will reassert our claim to respectability in literature."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • reassert To assert again; proclaim or manifest anew.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Reassert rē-as-sert′ to assert again
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Usage

In literature:

The buoyancy of their irresponsible natures was reasserting itself.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Then of a sudden his whimsical fun reasserted itself.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
On the other hand, his original view of it reasserted itself with frequency.
"A Great Man" by Arnold Bennett
He recoiled as if in surprise or horror, but in an instant his professional calm reasserted itself.
"East of the Shadows" by Mrs. Hubert Barclay
That splendid body of hers will reassert itself presently.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Where individuality was lost, independence of character reasserts itself.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
During the last year of his life, when consumption had almost completely undermined resistance, his old habit reasserted its empire.
"The Hound of Heaven" by Francis Thompson
But speedily his responsibilities reasserted themselves.
"Astounding Stories, July, 1931" by Various
In the broadest sense the underlying principle of the struggle is the reassertion of interest in the world.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
For an instant Rick felt panic, but reason reasserted itself.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
With greater security of life the individual interests reasserted their power, and this undermined the dominion of the mother.
"The Position of Woman in Primitive Society" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Instantly, the training and duplicity of years reasserted themselves.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Then the misery of his situation reasserted itself.
"Frontier Boys in the South Seas" by Wyn Roosevelt
At the sight of such a tragic little lump of misery all Mrs. Morwood's natural kindness of heart reasserted itself.
"Loyal to the School" by Angela Brazil
But who knows how soon the times may grow troubleous again, and the Cove reassert its ancient safety.
"The Men of the Moss-Hags" by S. R. Crockett
Reasserts his previously-expressed conviction, that the stage is an imposition: says he'll get out.
"The History and Records of the Elephant Club" by Knight Russ Ockside and Q. K. Philander Doesticks
Our Lord reasserts it.
"St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans, Vol. I" by Charles Gore
They, it is possible, might in time recover and reassert their supremacy.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
The animal heaviness reasserts its rights.
"Woman" by Magdeleine Marx
All his old cynicism and hopelessness reasserted themselves.
"The Man Who Rose Again" by Joseph Hocking
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In poetry:

Then with Ossian's rhythmic Measure
Comes upon the fancy's sight,
One with golden locks; resplendent,
Great and strong with eyes of azure,
And, again in the ascendant,
Magic reasserts her might.
"Preface To Diarmid's Story" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell

In news:

We must reassert that we're saved by faith alone.
Columns of M1A1 Abrams tanks and M2 Bradley transports rumbled through the night in a display of force intended to reassert control of this unruly city.
Hawaii reasserts Obama ' natural-born ' citizen.
Time to reassert value of working with hands.
Why this is a good time for Texas Tech to reassert itself in Big 12.
Detroit Board of Education seeks to reassert power as school year nears.
Whether you're learning to stand on your own or just reasserting your independence, it's vital to DIY.
IF THERE'S ANY chance of even some health-care reform this year, President Obama tonight needs to reassert himself as someone to be trusted.
Palestinian women are using skin whitening treatments as popular media are reasserting a 'fair-is-beautiful' bid.
In Asia, Obama Reasserts His Foreign Policy Role.
Consumers are reasserting themselves as the key driver of US economic growth.
Iran Reasserts Legitimacy of Vote, Obama Condemns Violence.
"I think Russia is getting more nationalistic, and I think it's been strengthened in this reasserting of sovereignty," said Dmitry Trenin, deputy director of studies at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
4 Michigan stumbled out of the gate in its first test of the season before picking themselves back up and reasserting themselves.
Danell Leyva reasserted his place on the US gymnastics landscape Thursday, moving ahead of teammate John Orozco after the first day of the US Olympic trials.
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In science:

The user can remove this sentence again, or keep it and try to reassert it later when the rest of the ontology has changed.
AceWiki: Collaborative Ontology Management in Controlled Natural Language
But the case for (c) is made only indirectly, essentially by dismissing Jarrett and reasserting Bell’s claim to the contrary.
Local Causality and Completeness: Bell vs. Jarrett
When the frame size is reduced sufficiently the customary behaviour of a larger X 2 in the large λ phase reasserts itself.
Scaling in Steiner Random Surfaces
Kurtz, et al . and Moed’s results, and reasserting their claims that OA is the dominant effect.
Open Access does not increase citations for research articles from The Astrophysical Journal
We will have the opportunity to reassert this fact here with our results for the Weyl equation.
Graphene tests of Klein phenomena
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