By 'affirmation' we mean an affirmative
proposition, by 'denial' a negative.
With that he requested me to give his proposal my favourable consideration--saying that he would not like me to take such an important step unguardedly, since want of thought and impetuosity often spelt ruin to youthful inexperience, but that he hoped to receive an answer in the affirmative
She made an affirmative
sign of the head, and said, "Yes.
The landlady answered in the affirmative
, saying, "There were a great many very good quality and gentlefolks in it now.
They will see, therefore, that in all cases where power is to be conferred, the point first to be decided is, whether such a power be necessary to the public good; as the next will be, in case of an affirmative
decision, to guard as effectually as possible against a perversion of the power to the public detriment.