- Colonel De Craye concluded with an asseveration of the truth of the story. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- By no amount of description or asseveration could I succeed in making any reader understand how much these characters with their belongings have been to me in my latter life; or how frequently I have used them for the expression of my political or social convictions. - "Autobiography of Anthony Trollope", Anthony Trollope.
- He liked to read; he did not scorn utterly and boisterously the unfortunate young man who taught the school; and, better than all, he possessed just the questioning mind that refuses to accept on their own asseveration only the conventions of life or the opinions of neighbours. - "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.