Affirmatory



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Historical Examples

And, receiving an affirmatory nod from the preoccupied gambler, he went on.
The Twins of Suffering Creek Ridgwell Cullum

He used the Quaker poet’s name as if it were an affirmatory oath.
Six Girls and the Tea Room Marion Ames Taggart

She hesitated for a second; then, with an affirmatory murmur, accepted the proffered arm.
The Tidal Wave and Other Stories Ethel May Dell

Patty, holding fast to affirmatory personal knowledge, retorted that the thing had been done.
Hide and Seek Wilkie Collins

Her face turned pale for a moment and her lips trembled, but she spoke an affirmatory word only, and waited.
In Direst Peril David Christie Murray

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    to state or assert positively; maintain as true: to affirm one’s loyalty to one’s country; He affirmed that all was well. to confirm or ratify: The appellate court affirmed the judgment of the lower court. to assert solemnly: He affirmed his innocence. to express agreement with or commitment to; uphold; support: to affirm human rights. […]

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  • Affirmingly

    to state or assert positively; maintain as true: to affirm one’s loyalty to one’s country; He affirmed that all was well. to confirm or ratify: The appellate court affirmed the judgment of the lower court. to assert solemnly: He affirmed his innocence. to express agreement with or commitment to; uphold; support: to affirm human rights. […]

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    to fasten, join, or attach (usually followed by to): to affix stamps to a letter. to put or add on; append: to affix a signature to a contract. to impress (a seal or stamp). to attach (blame, reproach, ridicule, etc.). something that is joined or attached. Grammar. a bound inflectional or derivational element, as a […]



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