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asseveration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n asseveration a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Asseveration The act of asseverating, or that which is asseverated; positive affirmation or assertion; solemn declaration. "Another abuse of the tongue I might add, -- vehement asseverations upon slight and trivial occasions."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n asseveration The act of asseverating; positive affirmation or assertion; solemn declaration.
    • n asseveration That which is asseverated; an emphatic assertion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Asseveration any solemn affirmation or confirmation
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. asseveratio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. asseverāre, -ātumad, to, severus, serious. See Severe.

Usage

In literature:

There was, however, quite sufficient evidence to convict Delessert of the crime, notwithstanding his persistent asseverations of innocence.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 442" by Various
Be a man, sir, and asseverate your independence.
"Frank Oldfield" by T.P. Wilson
It has not occurred to her that his words are a question rather than an asseveration.
"April's Lady" by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford
No one appeared to think it worth while to asseverate the fact, for it was self-evident.
"Black Ivory" by R.M. Ballantyne
Let not the English be deceived by their asseverations.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
What is the spell in his asseveration 250 More than in mine?
"The Works of Lord Byron" by Lord Byron
Many expletives are ancient religious formulas of objurgation, obsecration, asseveration, anathema, etc.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The woman trembling asseverated that she and her children had eaten them.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
This, really, was not at all bad in quality nor scanty in quantity, as the irate master's mate asseverated with considerable heat.
"Crown and Anchor" by John Conroy Hutcheson
We shall presently know more of these asseverations.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851" by Various
Hubert attested the repeated asseverations of his pupil, but nothing could bring conviction to the stubborn veteran.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844" by Various
I am but too confident," replied the father, "notwithstanding her solemn asseverations and canting hypocrisy.
"Gomez Arias" by Joaquín Telesforo de Trueba y Cosío
Nancy managed to convey the fact that Dick's asseveration both surprised and pained her, without resorting to the use of words.
"Outside Inn" by Ethel M. Kelley
The girl asseverated that she heard all which transpired at her house last night.
"The Fifth of November" by Charles S. Bentley
Nor, perhaps, shall we give excessive credit to the asseverations of the duke, repeated, we are told, even on his death-bed.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
In like manner, Aristophanes could afford to trifle with the asseverations of his own Athenian audiences.
"A Cursory History of Swearing" by Julian Sharman
It is the child of enthusiastic faith, and is nourished and kept living by worship, not by dogmatic asseverations.
"Means and Ends of Education" by J. L. Spalding
It is common to some people to make forcible and impious asseverations of an untruth shamelessly, in the very face of an insulted Heaven.
"John Marchmont's Legacy, Volumes I-III" by Mary E. Braddon
Nevertheless, his asseverations were so plain and unmistakable she felt she might take the core to be sound.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Eva was not easily shaken in her convictions, and least of all could Nanette's theatrical asseverations move her.
"Too Rich" by Adolph Streckfuss
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In news:

Some smart people might go their entire lives without ever using the word asseverate.
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In science:

Thus, unfortunately, we must qualify as incorrect the asseverations of Zhang (2007) about the validity of his Lemmas 2, 3 and consequences, under multiplicity assumptions of singular values and eigenvalues.
Measures and Jacobians of singular random matrices
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