the practice of assenting readily, especially obsequiously.
With him Placebo justifies his assentation on the ground that lords are better informed than their inferiors.
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servile or hypocritical agreement
. Historical Examples The supreme Deity of Assyria was Asshur, who was worshipped sometimes as female, sometimes as male. The God-Idea of the Ancients Eliza Burt Gamble Asshur was his mighty God, strong in battle and unequaled in courage. The World’s Progress, Vol. I (of X) Various The name of this god appears to have […]
to change into or pronounce with the accompaniment of a sound or sounds. to change by assibilation. to become a or a sound containing a . verb (phonetics) (intransitive) (of a speech sound) to be changed into a sibilant (transitive) to pronounce (a speech sound) with or as a sibilant
a member of a sect, characterized by its religious zeal and piety, that flourished in the 2nd century b.c. during the time of the Maccabees and vigorously resisted the Hellenization of Jewish culture and religion. Historical Examples These were the Chassidim (Greek, Assidean), meaning the pious. A Thousand Years of Jewish History Maurice H. (Maurice […]
constant or close application or effort; diligence; industry. assiduities, devoted or solicitous attentions. Contemporary Examples They did not remotely achieve equality with men, but they won grudging respect and, for their assiduity, they sometimes won power. The Heroine of the New Deal Christine Stansell March 2, 2009 Historical Examples Their assiduity in serving their gods […]