affirmed affirmed  /ə ˈfɜrmd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) thoroughbred that won the triple crown in 1978

Usage(s):

  1. By conquering Everest, the beekeeper and the Sherpa affirmed the power of humble determination -- and won one for underdogs everywhere.
  2. Sotomayor asserted that Ginsburg's dissenting opinion in Ricci would have affirmed the Second Circuit.
  3. In the end, the jury, standing one by one, affirmed that they had chosen the ultimate penalty: death by lethal injection.

News

  1. Sentence affirmed in inmate 'shakedown' case

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state appeals court has affirmed former Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Donald Bailey's three-year prison term for shaking down an East Baton Rouge Parish Prison inmate in 2009. Bailey, who pleaded no contest in May 2011 to bribery and corrupt-influencing charges, was accused of soliciting and accepting cash from the prisoner. State District Judge Chip Moore sentenced Bailey in ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KATC 3 Lafayette

  2. Sentence affirmed in inmate 'shakedown' case - WXVT-TV Delta News - More Local News and Weather WXVT.com |

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state appeals court has affirmed former Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Donald Bailey's 3-year prison term for shaking down an East Baton Rouge Parish Prison inmate in 2009.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WXVT 15 Greenville

  3. Affirmed Housing Group Celebrates Grand Opening of Solterra

    SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10:00 am, Affirmed Housing Group will host a Grand Opening celebration for Solterra, an affordable and sustainable residential development ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "I want to emphasize what a number of our country's leaders recently affirmed - that our commitment to Afghanistan is an enduring one and that we are committed to a sustained effort to help the people of this country over the long-term. Neither you...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan (blog)

  2. "The vote affirmed the main idea that Vladimir Putin is the national leader and that the people support his course," party leader and parliament speaker Boris Gryzlov said.
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Boris Gryzlov Source: Economic Times

  3. "With this historic vote, the Senate has affirmed that Justice Sotomayor has the intellect, the temperament, the history, the integrity and the independence of mind to ably serve on our nation's highest court," President Obama said after the vote.
    on Aug 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

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