assertion


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Synonyms for assertion

Synonyms for assertion

Synonyms for assertion

a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary)

the act of affirming or asserting or stating something

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You will retract this assertion, will you not, Beauchamp?
Thus he went on increasing in iniquity, month after month, until, at the close of the first year, he not only insisted upon wearing moustaches, but had contracted a propensity for cursing and swearing, and for backing his assertions by bets.
Now and then, as he made an assertion, he shot a venomous glance at his opponent, who seemed to be slumbering deeply, with the same broad, happy smile upon his face.
SHEA had just beaten me at chess, as usual, and, also as usual, I had gleaned what questionable satisfaction I might by twitting him with this indication of failing mentality by calling his attention to the nth time to that theory, propounded by certain scientists, which is based upon the assertion that phenomenal chess players are always found to be from the ranks of children under twelve, adults over seventy-two or the mentally defective--a theory that is lightly ignored upon those rare occasions that I win.
His assertion that a peculiarly susceptible subject may be kept in the realm of the unreal for weeks, months, and even years, dominated by whatever delusions and hallucinations the operator may from time to time suggest, is a trifle disquieting.
Delamayn asserts that this person in the back-ground has no claim on him, and backs his assertion by declaring that she is married already to Mr.
Reiterating her one triumphant assertion, she fixed her eyes on Julian with a look which said plainly: Answer that if you can.
Not very long ago some one invented the assertion that there were only "Four Hundred" people in New York City who were really worth noticing.
My dear son, I entreat you never to make such an assertion again.
It is true that I heard the dying Indian's words; but if those words were pronounced to be the ravings of delirium, how could I contradict the assertion from my own knowledge?
I owe to her--what I would concede to no man alive--a PROOF of the truth of my assertion.
But now prepare to receive proof positive of the truth of my assertions.
How could she deny that credit to his assertions in one instance, which she had been obliged to give in the other?
Tollmidge's formidable assertions relating to herself for the second time, Lady Lydiard's meditations came to an abrupt end.
So long as the mere assertions which the Declaration contained were not supported by proof, he looked upon that document as evidence for the prosecution, and he too was quite willing to have it read.