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affirm

An air traffic control term meaning “yes.” Normally, the shorter form, “affirm,” is used.
References in classic literature ?
What I now affirm is, that I have a right to speak of these seas, under which, in less than ten months, I have crossed 20,000 leagues in that submarine tour of the world, which has revealed so many wonders.
The house may be suspected; but I deny that it is so in the part of it inhabited my Monsieur d'Artagnan, for I can affirm, sire, if I can believe what he says, that there does not exist a more devoted servant of your Majesty, or a more profound admirer of Monsieur the Cardinal.
We must not take upon us to affirm that this was a mistake, although the Face may have looked no more kindly at Ernest than at all the world besides.