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Confidently stated to be so but without proof; alleged: the asserted value of a painting.

as·sert′ed·ly adv.
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Adj.1.asserted - confidently declared to be soasserted - confidently declared to be so; "the asserted value of the painting"
declared - made known or openly avowed; "their declared and their covert objectives"; "a declared liberal"
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I have asserted, that true honour and true virtue are almost synonymous terms, and they are both founded on the unalterable rule of right, and the eternal fitness of things; to which an untruth being absolutely repugnant and contrary, it is certain that true honour cannot support an untruth.
The old councillor, who had had three orders given him to make him hold his tongue, asserted that the Leap-frog was a prophet; for that one could see on his back, if there would be a severe or mild winter, and that was what one could not see even on the back of the man who writes the almanac.
The Flea jumped so high that nobody could see where he went to; so they all asserted he had not jumped at all; and that was dishonorable.
"It is my beauty that dazzles you," she asserted. "You Munchkin people all strut around in your stupid blue color, while I--"
You are very complimentary to my partner, indeed," asserted the donkey, rubbing his front hoofs together as if highly pleased.
Even this very evening, when I told him he was an insignificant creature who lived in a small pool, he asserted that the water was greater and more important than the land.
"Then they know there's more water in the world than there is land," asserted the crab, in a shrill, petulant voice.
Mosey put her handkerchief in her pocket, and asserted her dignity.
The Saxon had been under very intense and agonizing apprehensions concerning his son; for Nature had asserted her rights, in spite of the patriotic stoicism which laboured to disown her.
The next paragraph asserted that the said Eustace Macallan, taken before John Daviot, Esquire, advocate, Sheriff-Substitute of Mid-Lothian, did in his presence at Edinburgh (on a given date, viz., the 29th of October), subscribe a Declaration stating his innocence of the alleged crime: this Declaration being reserved in the Indictment--together with certain documents, papers and articles, enumerated in an Inventory--to be used in evidence against the prisoner.
President Abdel Fatah al Sisi on Wednesday July 31 witnessed the graduation ceremony of the first batch of African young people who participated in the Presidential Leadership Program (PLP): Press Photo KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19 (MENA) - Kuwaiti newspapers highlighted on Monday the statements of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi during Science Day celebration where he asserted the state's keenness on building the health, science and culture of the human being.
class=Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan never wanted any escalation in regional affairs and has always desired peace.The foreign minister appeared on a show with CNN's Christiane Amanpour and asserted that Pakistan is willing to move further through dialogue and without any aggressive strategies.