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Of course, the nation’s betrayal of radical Reconstruction and its assent to the “Lost Cause” occasioned the return of the Klan and the horrors of the world that sanctioned their existence.We Can Make America Anew Only If We're Honest About the Depth of the Ugliness and Hate Today|Eddie S. Glaude Jr.|January 11, 2021|Time
I’m not expressing assent or dissent with the morality of that position — I just can’t be drawn into a debate about the administration’s immigration policy.Barrett confirmation hearing day three: Barrett declines to say whether it’s wrong to separate migrant children from parents|Derek Hawkins, Seung Min Kim, Ann Marimow, Karoun Demirjian|October 14, 2020|Washington Post
Osbourne assented that Rivers had made it easier for her and "other independent, outspoken women" to be themselves.Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special 'Fashion Police'|Tim Teeman|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“What in the name of—” he began, but checked himself and laughingly assented.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the case of the Midland—they appointed a committee of inquiry, and the directors assented to the appointment.
George I assented to the bill for the banishment of bishop Atterbury, whose great virtues are now remembered.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The bill was accordingly brought in, passed by both houses, and on March 18 assented to by the King.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
The opposition, therefore, sullenly assented to what the ministry proposed.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
The acceptance of a bill is the signifying by the drawee that he has assented to the drawer's order, and must be in writing.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman|Albert Sidney Bolles