• WordNet 3.6
    • n assenter a person who assents
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Assenter One who assents.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n assenter One who assents. See assentor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Assenter one of the eight voters who indorse the proposer and seconder's nomination of a candidate for election to the parliament of the United Kingdom
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  • John Jay Chapman
    “You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it.”
  • Emily Dickinson
    “Assent -- and you are sane -- , demur -- you're straightway dangerous -- , and handled with a Chain -- .”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “That all men are equal is a proposition to which, at ordinary times, no sane human being has ever given his assent.”
  • Georges Bataille
    “Eroticism is assenting to life even in death.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. asenter, assent—L. assentāre, assentīre, L. ad, to, sentīre, to think.


In literature:

I assent to it all with a sort of desperate calmness; I accept it with a dogged pride.
"A Passionate Pilgrim" by Henry James
We could do nothing but assent.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
And because this man, her beloved, again raised his finger to his lips she bowed her head in assent.
"The Saint" by Antonio Fogazzaro
The request fell in excellently with a lover's restlessness, and Robert assented at once.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Walpole nodded assent without speaking.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
It seems that some forced assent had been obtained from Heius as to the transaction.
"Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
It had in truth been no faith at all, only assent.
"Weighed and Wanting" by George MacDonald
But neither is this to be assented to.
"Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)" by Samuel Richardson
The bill, substantially unaltered, received the Royal assent July 26, 1869.
"The Grand Old Man" by Richard B. Cook
The Jesuit assented cordially.
"The Magnetic North" by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Mea apparently had been busy with the same thought for she assented very eagerly.
"Maezli" by Johanna Spyri
Emily gracefully bowed her assent.
"Precaution" by James Fenimore Cooper
To this proposition the gentleman was compelled to assent, and the man returned as if he had conferred a favour.
"Diary in America, Series Two" by Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
But her mother assented readily.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
He smiled, and nodded assent to what seemed to have been a silent interrogation.
"Cruel As The Grave" by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
He begs for Pogner's influence with his child, and turns away disgusted with the goldsmith's merely civil assent.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
The stranger nodded in serious assent.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
She is made happier by a nod of assent from Miss Sally.
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
Cicero had therefore assented, and had agreed to be one of the deputation.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Rhode Island alone, at first, refused her assent to this scheme.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay

In poetry:

His principles are very light,
If he is not contented
To be traduced for doing right,
When once he has assented.
"No Enemies" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
"Or coward Nipmucks! may his scalp dry black
In Mohawk smoke, before I send her back."
He shook his clenched hand towards the ocean wave,
While hoarse assent his listening council gave.
"The Bridal of Pennacook" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Forgive our perverseness, thy fierce anger calm,
Remove our adversity, Lord! and our shame,
Like Nineveh, give us all grace to repent,
And serve thee with pleasure, and perfect assent!
"Another, On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
"Waft me, ye gales, from this malignant shore;
"The Northern milder climes I long to greet,
"There hope that health will my arrival meet."
Soon as she spoke in my ideal view
The winds assented, and the vessel flew.
"To a Lady on Her Coming to North-America" by Phillis Wheatley
Then spake one Bird, and full assent all gave;
This matter asketh counsel good as grave,
For birds we are—all here together brought;
And, in good sooth, the Cuckoo here is not;
And therefore we a Parliament will have.
"From The Cuckoo And The Nightingale" by William Wordsworth
to bed, and to worse dreams he went.
A ring of skeletons compelled
his steps with theirs. His father held
fiddle and bow, and scraped assent
to the malignant ballet. The child dreamed
this dance perpetual, and waking screamed
"The Glass Jar" by Gwen Harwood

In news:

Brink's 41% Premium Seen in Deal Assent : Real M&A.
Penn State trustees back president's assent to sanctions.
Obama Health-Care Assent by Court Precedes S&P Rally.
The Assessment of the Safety and Efficacy of a New Thrombolytic Regimen ( ASSENT )-3 Investigators.
Assessment of the Safety and Efficacy of a New Thrombolytic ( ASSENT -2) Investigators.
Assessment of the Safety and Efficacy of a New Thrombolytic (ASSENT-2) Investigators.
In Britain Parliament approved the treaty just in time for the EU summit that began late on June 19th (the queen gave royal assent that morning).
Such a walkout would require the assent of union representatives from at least 10 of the 14 campuses, and could come at any time.
And who by brave assent, who by accident, who in solitude, who in this mirror.
In Sunday's Guardian Unlimited and other UK papers, the talk was about the new Work and Families Act, which gained support from the Royal Assent recently.

In science:

Summing all above, directivity’s quite low values do not assent to the modification of the antenna’s geometry unless if a low SWR design is attempted regardless of the directivity.
"D-Dimond1", Prototype Antenna RGA-05
In science, ’fact’ can only mean ’confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
As this grand effort now reaches the five standard deviation statistical threshold that by conventional assent represents “discovery”, we stand with the rest of the world’s scientific community to raise a glass.
Testing No-Scale F-SU(5): A 125 GeV Higgs Boson and SUSY at the 8 TeV LHC