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  • n  agreeing with or consenting to (often unwillingly)
    assenting to the Congressional determination
  • v  to agree or express agreement

  • In his blatant fashion last week bull-necked Air Minister Hermann Wilhelm Goring divulged the secret that Great Britain, in assenting to German violation of naval clauses of the .
  • Hetfield, who began the movie as such an emotional recluse that he barely remembers assenting to do it, says, "It's such a valuable mirror to look in.
  • Thomas More put his faithfulness to Roman Catholic teaching ahead of his political career and even his life when he was martyred for not assenting to the King's divorce and .
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  • Here Are North Koreans 'Voting' in Their 'Elections'
    North Korea held its "elections" this weekend, the first time the nation has "voted" since Kim Jong-un became its supreme leader (because his father died, not because he was voted into office). The sign on the left read: "March 9 is the Supreme People's Assembly's Deputies Election Day. Everyone, let's give assenting votes!" The "or else" is implied. Kim Jong-un arrives at the Kim Il-sung ...
    March 9, 2014 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  • Sam Brownback in Sacramento Bee
    In an article following the debate, Brownback wrote, "If belief in evolution means simply assenting to microevolution, small changes over time within a species, I am happy to say, as I have in the past, that I believe it to be true."
  • Quentin Bryce in The Age
    One has to be aware of what you are assenting to,Ms Bryce said last night. "You couldn't sign any document without reading it thoroughly and understanding and sometimes asking questions."
  • Rachel Adler in Ha'aretz
    The experience of getting married should not entail passively assenting to values the couple rejects,says Adler.

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