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affirm

An air traffic control term meaning “yes.” Normally, the shorter form, “affirm,” is used.
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But see the consequence:--Many a man who is ignorant of human nature has friends who are bad friends, and in that case he ought to do harm to them; and he has good enemies whom he ought to benefit; but, if so, we shall be saying the very opposite of that which we affirmed to be the meaning of Simonides.
Some were so infatuated with their apprehensions that they undertook to describe the camp of the Portuguese, and affirmed that they had heard the report of their cannons.
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.
The inhabitants, his old neighbors and their grown-up children, were resolved to welcome the renowned warrior with a salute of cannon and a public dinner; and all the more enthusiastically, it being affirmed that now, at last, the likeness of the Great Stone Face had actually appeared.
The artist himself was at that time busy upon two great designs; the first, to sow land with chaff, wherein he affirmed the true seminal virtue to be contained, as he demonstrated by several experiments, which I was not skilful enough to comprehend.
Many grave persons affirm that, after having exhausted the fas of human learning, he had dared to penetrate into the nefas .
Some neighbors even affirm that they had once seen, through an air-hole, Archdeacon Claude excavating, turning over, digging up the earth in the two cellars, whose supports had been daubed with numberless couplets and hieroglyphics by Nicolas Flamel himself.
ENPNewswire-August 16, 2019--KBRA Affirms Ratings on Chesapeake Funding II LLC, 2016-2, 2017-2, 2017-3, 2017-4 and 2018-2
Following the recent revision of the Outlook on Nigeria's IDRs (see Fitch Revises Nigeria's Outlook to Stable; Affirms at 'B+' dated 2 November 2018 on www.fitchratings.com), we have taken similar rating action on Lagos as it is rated at the same level as the sovereign and its Outlooks move in tandem with those on the sovereign.
The Outlooks have been revised following the revision of the Bahraini sovereign Outlook to Negative due to a widening government deficit, high and rising debt, the lack of a medium-term fiscal framework combined with high oil dependence and domestic political tensions that hamper fiscal adjustment (see 'Fitch Revises Bahrain's Outlook to Negative; Affirms IDR 'BB+'' dated 12 June 2017.
Global Banking News-August 28, 2014--Fitch affirms rating of three Singapore banks
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-November 15, 2010--Fitch affirms BBVA long-term IDR at AA-(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com