1. affirming or giving assent
    affirmative votes
    an affirmative decision
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How To Use affirmatory In A Sentence

  • Probability sex method can reflect systematic reliability better, affirmatory more reasonable reserve capacity.
  • Sometimes they are approached in terms of affect: there is a painful negative hunger, or a more tender affirmatory yearning, and these modes of will oppose and supplant each other, articulating a dynamic basis to material reality (Ages 170). Psychology in Search of Psyches: Friedrich Schelling, Gotthilf Schubert and the Obscurities of the Romantic Soul
  • He added an affirmatory nod, and continued to gaze upon me with a kind of irate solemnity, holding his substantial stick between his knees, with his hands clasped upon its head. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
  • The fanfare-like exchanges between strident and demonstrative instruments were both querying and affirmatory. Times, Sunday Times
  • Once the amortize method of the enterprise is affirmatory, do not get optional change.
  • The foreigner made a vivid, surprised, affirmatory gesture. The Squirrel-Cage
  • -- To this question asked in the former half of 17 (anvayâd iti/k/et) the latter half replies, 'Still it denotes the Self, owing to the affirmatory statement,' i.e. the fact of the highest Self having been affirmed in a previous passage also, viz. II, 1, 'From that Self sprang ether.' The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya Sacred Books of the East, Volume 1
  • Virtually nothing in fact, save the warm, self-affirmatory glow you get when someone tells you you're right, that some day your beliefs will be vindicated, that however long it takes, reality will win out. "Why couldn't President Obama have put on more of a show for his British guests?"
  • Her face turned pale for a moment and her lips trembled, but she spoke an affirmatory word only, and waited. In Direst Peril
  • She hesitated for a second; then, with an affirmatory murmur, accepted the proffered arm. The Tidal Wave and Other Stories
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