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affirm

Confirm, ratify, positively acknowledge as correct. One may affirm a statement in an affidavit.Witnesses may affirm that all testimony to be given will be true and accurate.

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For skepticisms are not gratuitous or lawless, but are limitations of the affirmative statement, and the new philosophy must take them in and make affirmations outside of them, just as much as it must include the oldest beliefs.
All the hints and affirmations of others I treated as malignant, baseless slanders; your own self-accusations I believed to be overstrained; and all that seemed unaccountable in your position I trusted that you could account for if you chose.
In Allman's view, the analysis of Jacobean misogynistic politics in these four revenge tragedies is deep and telling, but need not be read as an affirmation of those politics, offering just as easily a point of view from which to critique them.
Pereira's efforts throughout this study--which began as his dissertation project at Florida State University--are threefold: to demonstrate how Wilson transforms these three historical forces into symbolic indicators of an entire race's quest for personal and cultural identity, to point out the correlation between the evolution of black music in America and African Americans' quest for affirmation, and to demonstrate Wilson's insistence that his characters are all "Africans in America.
This strong vote is an affirmation of the leadership and foresight I've provided the County of Los Angeles,'' Antonovich said after returns showed him winning by a wide margin.
You will not see Mormon [Church] leaders go in front of legislators," says Olin Thomas, executive director of Affirmation, a growing international network of gay and lesbian Mormons.
Warm, fuzzy faith is long on inclusion and affirmation, but short on unpleasant truths about ourselves.
which promotes "quality of thought and stillness of being," offers an Affirmation Station that "gradually lulls you to sleep and wakes you with your personal affirmation in your own voice.
Of the poets Scott discusses, Warren most stressed the fact of evil, and though Scott brings this out as he summarizes the poems, he does not explore the problems this creates for Warren's general affirmation of things as they are.
Each affirmation in this valuable and thought-provoking book takes only a few minutes to read, but is worthy of more time for contemplation.
The affirmation is the result of Fitch's review process.
The power to stop unhealthy personal traits seems like only an affirmation away after reading a good motivational story.