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Word: assurance

Definition: firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty


Sentences Containing 'assurance'

1976 Commercial Union Assurance Masters – Singles
And between these she is so dazzled and confounded, that she scarcely can pronounce with certainty and assurance concerning any one object.
And truly this assurance carried him back to different events from those now occupying the baroness and him.
Another center for quality assurance is the Radiological Physics Center (RPC) in Houston, Texas.
As of September 2010, CESG have announced that the product assurance element of CCT Mark will be overtaken by the new Commercial Product Assurance (CPA) approach.
Berkshire Hathaway Assurance is an bond insurance company created by Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
But, however this remonstrance might have staggered or delayed his determination, I do not suppose that it would ultimately have prevented the marriage, had it not been seconded by the assurance that I hesitated not in giving, of your sister's indifference.
By means of it alone we attain any assurance concerning objects which are removed from the present testimony of our memory and senses.
Danglars defended himself with the baseness, but at the same time with the assurance, of a man who speaks the truth, at least in part, if not wholly not for conscience'sake, but through fear.
Elizabeth had not before believed him quite equal to such assurance; but she sat down, resolving within herself to draw no limits in future to the impudence of an impudent man.
Guru Nanak gave him the assurance that henceforth people in his clan will not die early.
He is the author of several books on information assurance called "Information Assurance for the Enterprise: A Roadmap to Information Security" McGraw Hill Catalog.
He was promoted to Corporal and was transferred from the Avionics shop into the Quality Assurance Division.
Her power was sinking; everything must sink under such a proof of family weakness, such an assurance of the deepest disgrace.
I can only repeat my assurance, that I do not speak without good evidence.
I could not have resisted its entreaty, if the assurance that it gave me had been less convincing.
I need to see you strong in your courageous assurance, to recover myself.''
I rather think that neither the blow, nor the allusion, would have escaped me, but for the assurance I had had from Agnes that night.
I shall not go away till you have given me the assurance I require.''
In the explanatory note the importance is underlined of international transparency and independent quality assurance.
It is said that the name Mardana came from this assurance- Mar- Da- Na meaning 'Does not die'.
It was the world's first mutual insurer and it pioneered age based premiums based on mortality rate laying “the framework for scientific insurance practice and development” and “the basis of modern life assurance upon which all life assurance schemes were subsequently based”.
James Dodson, a mathematician and actuary, tried to establish a new company that issued premiums aimed at correctly offsetting the risks of long term life assurance policies, after being refused admission to the Amicable Life Assurance Society because of his advanced age.
Morrel shuddered, and looked at the man, who spoke with more assurance than he had hitherto shown.
Neither the London Assurance, nor the Royal Exchange Assurance companies have any such privilege.
Our importance, our respectability in the world must be affected by the wild volatility, the assurance and disdain of all restraint which mark Lydia's character.
said the count;``tell me till you are weary, that I have restored you to happiness; you do not know how much I require this assurance.''
She has developed strength, assurance and style.
Standards provide assurance for buyers of VERs.
The "Information Assurance Flight" is located at Schriever Air Force Base.
The club's shirt sponsors were Tunstall Assurance.
The count continued:''`I have given him renewed life and hope, in the assurance that you have the power of restoring the son whom he has vainly sought for fifteen years.'''
The easy assurance of the young couple, indeed, was enough to provoke him.
The flight conducts information assurance assessments of space systems.
The magistrate acquitted Yeung but said he "cannot, with the same assurance, declare justice has been done".
The more instances we examine, and the more care we employ, the more assurance shall we acquire, that the enumeration, which we form from the whole, is complete and entire.
The project complied with the European Quality Assurance Framework (EQARF) in the process.
The very same principle of experience, which gives us a certain degree of assurance in the testimony of witnesses, gives us also, in this case, another degree of assurance against the fact, which they endeavour to establish; from which contradition there necessarily arises a counterpoize, and mutual destruction of belief and authority.
They were delicate in health, in spite of Fronto's assurance, and only one son survived the father.
This assurance delighted Morrel, who took leave of Villefort, and hastened to announce to old Dantes that he would soon see his son.
This positive assurance seemed to give Caderousse a little courage.
To Mr. Bennet's acknowledgments he briefly replied, with assurance of his eagerness to promote the welfare of any of his family; and concluded with entreaties that the subject might never be mentioned to him again.
We have the assurance of Sozomen that he enjoyed a philosophical education.
We interact and depend on each other for support and assurance.
Windows 8 was made available to Software Assurance customers on August 16, 2012.
Without such assurance I should certainly have left it alone, and bestowed my energy on some other endeavour.
``And your assurance of it, I suppose, carried immediate conviction to him.''
``It is not he,''she murmured, and waited, in the assurance that this was but a dream, for the man to disappear or assume some other form.
``Then it is settled,''said the count,``and I give you my solemn assurance that I only waited an opportunity like the present to realize plans that I have long meditated.''
``You know that you are, madame,''said Villefort, whose pale cheeks became slightly flushed as he gave her the assurance.

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::: hallucination - delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
::: incapacitate - disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
::: dappled - spotted
::: lackadaisical - lacking interest or effort; lacking purpose or zest; lazy; halfhearted; languid
::: levitate - rise and float in the air (especially by magical means); CF. light
::: panoramic - denoting an unobstructed and comprehensive view; N. panorama: unbroken view of a wide area
::: gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
::: halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
::: plausible - conceivably true; having a show of truth but open to doubt; specious