Assertive in a sentence

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Definition of Assertive

  • Positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory.
  • aggressively self-assured

How to use assertive in a sentence. Assertive pronunciation.

Somewhat too diffident, not assertive enough, not erect enough; with curious provincial pronunciations, accents, gestures, mannerisms, and inarticulate ejaculations; with a curious narrowness of outlook!
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We have only to refer to the portrait of the great soldier, represented with the crown of bay leaves and other attributes of old Roman imperialism, to see that in his mind was the ambition of reviving much of the splendour and of the surroundings of the Caesars, whom he took, to some extent, as his models; and that in founding on the ashes of the Revolution a new fabric, with new people about him, all influenced by his energetic personality, he desired to mark his victories by stamping the new order of things with his powerful and assertive individualism.
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But with it, it is quite assertive and enthusiastic.
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Something in this swart, beardless face, with its brilliant inquisitorial dark blue eyes, handsome secretive mouth veiled by no mustache-and boldly assertive chin deeply cleft in the centre-affected Beryl very unpleasantly, as a perplexing disagreeable memory; an uncanny resemblance hovering just beyond the grasp of identification.
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For many years, specifically since 1848, the slave power had been masterful in Washington, while its despotic temper had grown continually more assertive.
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The man was so assertive and coarse, and the child was so far from gentle that it seemed impossible that she could be of their own blood.
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Youth should be modest, and he was assertive from his childhood.
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Presently, with her alert, rather assertive blue eyes she saw Kitty, and came forward.
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Paul, who prided himself on his knowledge of feminine subtlety, was at fault; but who was he to appreciate the repressive influence of a practical-minded convent friend, quickly formative and loudly assertive of opinions, on an impressionable lady awakening to curiosities?
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Mrs. Ingleton, tall, handsome, assertive, cast an appraising eye around the oak-panelled hall.
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He had a loud voice and an assertive manner, and Mrs. Ingleton gazed at him in frozen surprise.
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He noticed at once strange garments hanging on the rack and a bright purple umbrella which belonged, as he knew, to a certain Mrs. Alweed, a friend of his mother's and a faithful servant of the Chapel, stiff and assertive in the umbrella-stand.
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Less assertive of my presence!
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We talked once with a Western man of considerable age and experience who had the placid mind that is sometimes, and may more and more become, the characteristic of those who live in flat countries of illimitable horizons, who said that New Yorkers, State and city, all had an assertive sort of smartness that was very disagreeable to him.
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Women, however, with a more assertive temperament, who have had, apparently, the same opportunities, often attain a considerable fluency, as is the case with one, a relative of the old woman of the house, who often visits here.
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Theoretically probably none of us believes in being caught wearing a frown, but most of our boys and girls respect sternness and assertive authority when they will not respond to any sort of kindly advice or appeal to their better natures.
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His tone grew more assertive.
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I want you to drop your assertive WILL, your frightened apprehensive self-insistence, that is what I want.
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There was, however, nothing assertive in the man; he knew his powers and their limitations.
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He laid his hand on the strap at which she was already fingering, his manner coolly assertive.
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Examples of Assertive

Example #1
So that naturally Sophia, infected with the pride of her period, had no misgivings whatever concerning the final elegance of the princesses.
Example #2
You could not foresee the hundred and twenty electric cars that now rush madly bumping and thundering at twenty miles an hour through all the main streets of the district!
Example #3
After the execution of Robespierre, and the abolition of the Revolutionary Tribunal in 1794, came the choice of the Directory: and then, after Buonaparte's brilliant success in Italy, and the famous expeditions to Syria and Egypt two years later, came his proclamation as First Consul in 1799, which in 1802 was confirmed as a life appointment.
Example #4
The mountings represent antique Roman fasces with an axe in the centre; trophies of lances, surmounted by a Phrygian cap of liberty; winged figures, emblematical of freedom; and antique heads of helmeted warriors arranged like cameo medallions.
Example #5
By itself, railroad coffee is too passive; but sheep-dip makes it wake up and get down to business.
Example #6
Without it railroad coffee is too vague.