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"I agree," answered Thwackum, with great warmth, "with a man who asserts honour to be antecedent to religion!
Let us allow the deplorable fact to assert itself, once for all, in that manner, and pass on.
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.
Year by year the Soldiers and Artisans began more vehemently to assert -- and with increasing truth -- that there was no great difference between them and the very highest class of Polygons, now that they were raised to an equality with the latter, and enabled to grapple with all the difficulties and solve all the problems of life, whether Statical or Kinetical, by the simple process of Colour Recognition.
"It is my beauty that dazzles you," she asserted. "You Munchkin people all strut around in your stupid blue color, while I--"
"My difficulty is, that I can't assert my authority, as guardian, if I assume my niece (as I do) to be a married woman.
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.
Neither you nor I can assert the smallest right to control her.
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.
"By God, gentlemen," said Don Quixote, "so many strange things have happened to me in this castle on the two occasions on which I have sojourned in it, that I will not venture to assert anything positively in reply to any question touching anything it contains; for it is my belief that everything that goes on within it goes by enchantment.
"What, monsieur," said De Wardes, setting his teeth hard together, and resting the point of his sword on the toe of his boot, "do you assert that I do not know M.