His co-chairman, Alan Simpson, then weighed in with an assertion that it would happen in less than two years.
Will this assertion in a simple holiday greeting reassure Jewish voters as they enter the season of reassessment?
That assertion only deepens the contradictions and mysteries about Headley's missions overseas.
The wealthiest Republican Party boosters will resent the assertion that peer pressure and ego motivate their giving.
Mostly this has been argument by assertion, even from such a distinguished writer as George Will.
His hollow voice and laboured breath gave the lie to his assertion.
He had some cartridges in his pocket, and to prove his assertion he let several of them off together.
Giles had refused to believe his assertion of innocence, and he had no proof.
This assertion is in perfect harmony not only with science, but also with revelation.
Again and again the narrative was repeated, till conjecture once more began to take the place of assertion.
early 15c., assercioun, from Middle French assertion (14c.) or directly from Late Latin assertionem (nominative assertio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin asserere "claim rights over something, state, maintain, affirm," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + serere "join" (see series). By "joining oneself" to a particular view, one "claimed" or "maintained" it.
1. An expression which, if false, indicates an error. Assertions are used for debugging by catching can't happen errors.
2. In logic programming, a new fact or rule added to the database by the program at run time. This is an extralogical or impure feature of logic programming languages.