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Word: acquiesce

Definition: assent; agree passively; comply without protest


Sentences Containing 'acquiesce'

"I may be forced to acquiesce in these recent developments, but I can hardly be expected to make merry over them.
But as all my remonstrances produced no effect upon Queequeg, I was obliged to acquiesce; and accordingly prepared to set about this business with a determined rushing sort of energy and vigor, that should quickly settle that trifling little affair.
Elizabeth said no more but her mind could not acquiesce.
In testifying to a Congressional House committee later in 2002 Cohen was quoted as saying: ..the choice before the United States is a stark one, either to acquiesce in a situation which permits the regime of Saddam Hussein to restore his economy, acquire weapons of mass destruction and pose a lethal threat to his neighbors and to us, or to take action to overthrow him.
Never acquiesce to anything illegal with anyone, even if they do it with you."
Nietzsche explicitly affirms what he understand as the meaning of the will to power sociopolitically, and the reader is given the chance to acquiesce to the Marxist-Freudian consensus: "A legal order thought of as sovereign and universal, not a means in the struggle between power-complexes, but as a means of preventing all struggle in general - perhaps after the communistic cliche of Dühring, that every will must consider every other will its equal - would be a principle hostile to life, an agent of the dissolution and destruction of man, an attempt to assassinate the future of man, a sign of weariness, a secret path to nothingness."
Patriarch Heraclius of Jerusalem was sent to mediate in 1181, with Raynald of Châtillon, Raymond III of Tripoli, Arnold of Torroja, and Roger des Moulins, but Bohemond refused to acquiesce, and expelled the mediators as well as a number of his own nobles.
The viceroy demurred, fearing that the local population would be "unlikely to acquiesce", that an occupation might "alarm the Idrisi", was likely to be misunderstood by Muslims, and would reduce the defences of Aden, at just the moment when the Turks were advancing.
This match earned him a two out of three falls match against the champion the following day in which O'Shaunessy won two falls to one; the next day produced the same result. Again Galloway proved himself a fierce competitor, twice making Vic Viper acquiesce in "I Quit" matches in April.

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