Origin of affirmative
OTHER WORDS FROM affirmative
How to use affirmative in a sentence
Arguments over the Fairness Doctrine often serve as proxy debates for larger issues, including the legitimacy of government’s affirmative duty to protect positive freedoms.The Fairness Doctrine won’t solve our problems — but it can foster needed debate|Victor Pickard|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
There’s no law that protected us, or affirmative action, that doesn’t even exist, right, in Germany.
And, while it does require that individuals give affirmative express consent before sensitive data can be processed or transferred to a third party, the definition is less broad than what’s in COPRA.Cheat sheet: What to expect in state and federal privacy regulation in 2021|Kate Kaye|February 1, 2021|Digiday
Steps have been taken in recent decades to begin addressing this legacy in earnest, from anti-discrimination laws to affirmative action efforts.The U.S. Capitol Riot Was Years in the Making. Here's Why America Is So Divided|Ian Bremmer|January 16, 2021|Time
If this limited deal does pass, it’s likely they’ll abruptly pivot to an affirmative economic message, suddenly extolling all they’re doing for the recovery.A disgusting GOP attack ad shows what’s really at stake in Georgia|Greg Sargent|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
Some three dozen had answered affirmatively to both and were deemed “fever with travel” jobs.
And, until Congress acts affirmatively, Cole said the DOJ will be dealing with these issues as they come, on a case-by-case basis.
All committee meetings would be open unless the committee affirmatively voted to close it.Memo: The Aaron Sorkin Model of Political Discourse Doesn't Actually Work|Megan McArdle|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Guy answered affirmatively, the stranger brought Guy to his apartment to strum some tunes for his wife.
“Teller B responded affirmatively in Spanish,” the criminal complaint reports.
The bailiff nodded affirmatively, crossed the drawbridge and entered the donjon.
M. Regnard says affirmatively, that the grey squirrels of Lapland are the same animals as the French squirrels.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
"That caballero and the persons of his suite," answered the old chief, affirmatively nodding his head.The Flying Horseman|Gustave Aimard
Her husband evidently had no difficulty in following her train of thought, for he nodded once more, affirmatively.The Turmoil|Booth Tarkington
Finally she enquired whether he knew how a will should be drawn up, and that, too, he answered affirmatively.The Bride of the Nile, Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for affirmative
- (of a categorial proposition) affirming the satisfaction by the subject of the predicate, as in all birds have feathers; some men are married
- not containing negationCompare negative (def. 12)