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  • Affirmation, approving. Old Roman
    Affirmation, approving. Old Roman
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n affirmativeness the agreeable quality of one who assents
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Affirmation, approbation. N.A. Indian Affirmation, approbation. N.A. Indian
Yes, affirmation. Dakota Yes, affirmation. Dakota


  • Claude M. Bristol
    “It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”
  • Florence Scovel Shinn
    Florence Scovel Shinn
    “You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which clicks.”
  • John Burroughs
    “It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.”
  • Henry S. Haskins
    Henry S. Haskins
    “The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively, but says nothing.”
  • Simone Weil
    “The mysteries of faith are degraded if they are made into an object of affirmation and negation, when in reality they should be an object of contemplation.”


In literature:

Frowenfeld answered in the affirmative, and possibly betrayed the faint shadow of a smile.
"The Grandissimes" by George Washington Cable
Yet that was what Mr. Wilson aimed at and what some of his friends affirm he has achieved.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Our affirmation is despair, our negation is despair, and from despair we abstain from affirming and denying.
"Tragic Sense Of Life" by Miguel de Unamuno
At last a vote was taken, men only voting, and it was carried in the affirmative by a small majority.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 1 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
He replied in the affirmative.
"New York Times Current History; The European War, Vol 2, No. 3, June, 1915" by Various
He was ready to affirm that Congress had no power to district the States.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
Mairan and Cassini affirm that they have seen sudden sparkles and movements of light in it.
"Recreations in Astronomy" by Henry Warren
I replied in the affirmative.
"The Gold Hunter's Adventures" by William H. Thomes
He affirmed that our progress is only seeming and not real.
"The Art of Public Speaking" by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
Of course, I only formulate my theory, I don't affirm it.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
Of this last fact, however, having no evidence but an ancient impression, I shall not affirm it.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
M. Comte would scarcely have affirmed that we are not aware of our own intellectual operations.
"August Comte and Positivism" by John-Stuart Mill
They half affirm and half deny its reality.
"An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy" by W. Tudor Jones
Burke, Fox, the younger Pitt, Barre, and other friends of the colonies voted in the affirmative.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Affirm (attest) = atesti.
"English-Esperanto Dictionary" by John Charles O'Connor and Charles Frederic Hayes
Not to affirm is a very different thing from to deny.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
Biblical scholars affirm that the two agree in more than a thousand places where they differ from the Hebrew.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Herodotus affirms, that the Jews or Syrians of Palestine borrowed circumcision from the Egyptians.
"Watson Refuted" by Samuel Francis
It is otherwise with the affirmation which Christ makes respecting the second term.
"The Catholic World. Volume III; Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6." by E. Rameur
The question of the permissibility of the use of a neutral or enemy flag is answered in the affirmative, among others, by Ortolan, II.
"International Law. A Treatise. Volume II (of 2)" by Lassa Francis Oppenheim

In poetry:

What with affirming, denying,
Holding, risposting, subjoining,
All's like… it's like… for an instance I'm trying…
There! See our roof, its gilt moulding and groining
Under those spider-webs lying!
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
Of Thee she shall own and affirm, hand uplifted,
'Twas Thou that didst breathe her in me, and as due
For that work she shall pour out her thanks and bear witness
That to me she was given Thy bidding to do.
"My Soul Shall Declare" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Thus having strove some tedious years
With feign'd desires and real fears, And tired with answers and replies
Of John affirms, and Martha lies,
Leaving this endless altercation,
The mind affects a higher station.
"Alma; or, The Progress of the Mind. In Three Cantos. - Canto II." by Matthew Prior
Honey-white figs of the north, black figs with scarlet inside,
of the south.
Ripe figs won't keep, won't keep in any clime.
What then, when women the world over have all bursten into
And bursten figs won't keep?
"Figs" by D H Lawrence
Next morn, a startled Empire learnt the all-important news;
Next week, the Aged Councillor was shaking in his shoes.
Next month, I met Delilah and she did not show the least
Hesitation in affirming that Ulysses was a "beast."
"Delilah" by Rudyard Kipling
Why all this vain debate? The Landgrave's brief
Affirms the Jews fling poison in the wells.
Shall we stand by and leave them unmolested,
Till they have made our town a wilderness?
I say, Death to the Jews!
"The Dance To Death. Act IV" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

Turf Experiment an Affirmed Success.
Coke Bottler Affirms French Plant Plans.
Brian Kersey/Getty ImagesThe Cubs affirmed what they had been saying all along on Tuesday: Shortstop Starlin Castro is one of the franchise's building block s.
Brian Kersey/Getty ImagesThe Cubs affirmed what they had been saying all along on Tuesday: Shortstop Starlin Castro is one of the franchise's building blocks.
Never would have figured on this one: Pat Buchanan going to bat for affirmative action.
The US Supreme Court is embarking on a new term beginning Monday that could be as consequential as the last one, with the prospect of major rulings on affirmative action, gay marriage and voting rights.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the immunity of a detective and two police officers from prosecution on Monday for participating in the interruption of Corissa Mueller's parental rights.
At age 50, affirmative action looks tired.
Affirmative ladder by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times more.
The Supreme Court's affirmative action decision is first tonight.
Jonathan Oosting David Garcia, executive director of Affirmations in Ferndale, stands before a makeshift living space as he launches a 100-day hunger strike on July 30, 2012.
But instead of being applied directly to students, as with affirmative action in college entrance, "cultural competency " applies to educators: their hiring, their firing, their promotion.
GM Affirms Opel Unit's Future.
John Baird affirms support for Israel as former diplomats question Canada's ability to contribute to peace in Gaza.
ACC leaders affirm commitment to league.

In science:

To affirm the quasi-static condit ion is not enough to define the reversible condit ion.
The Energy-Entropy Principle
On page 25 Fermi affirms that an adiabat ic transformat ion is a reversible transformat ion for a thermally iso lated system (dQ=O). But if we are not careful we can commit the paradigmat ic error.
The Energy-Entropy Principle
He affirms the poor conductivity for the air but says nothing about the reversible condit ion. He commits the paradigmat ic error as he confuses reversible with quasi-static.
The Energy-Entropy Principle
Lemma 2.1: The question raised above has an affirmative answer if and only if in the associated multimatrix there exists at least one nonzero multideterminantal monomial.
The Friendship Theorem and Minimax Theorems
Virginia Reilly, Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Dr.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
I × R n is a continuous function, which is Cn in x (for a suitable n)? It is classical that the answer is affirmative as to (2) (see, e.g., ).
A generalized Allwright formula and the vector Riccati equation
In it is proved that it is also affirmative as to (3).
A generalized Allwright formula and the vector Riccati equation
The question was asked in 1976 as mentioned above, but it took years before we had the answer which was affirmative as given by Høyer et al. (1981).
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
For the first time in this conversation, S2 explicitly addresses a physical detail relevant to the physical mapping S1 is attempting: “if there’s constant force?” (line 67) S1 quickly affirms that assumption and S2 correctly concludes that more work would be done on the long “R” path.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
The second part of our theorem is new and give an affirmative answer to a part of Hưng’s conjecture [7, Conjecture 1.10].
Sub-Hopf algebras of the Steenrod algebra and the Singer transfer
Is there something similar in mathematics? The answer is affirmative, since there are at least two areas of mathematics that could be confused with the IDC.
The family of Eulerian constants in the isodimensional discrete calculus
Therefore, the result of the test for two outliers is affirmative, the largest and smallest values in the data set having been established as true outliers.
Steady-state cracking in brittle substrates beneath adherent films: revisited
The above question is answered in the affirmative. Also some properties of such Markov chains are studied. This research paper is a culmination of such research efforts.
Graphs: Associated Markov Chains