Definition of 'affirmation'
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It is a sick society that regards assisted suicide as an affirmation of life. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is therefore important that the affirmation be a positive one. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)Their delivery into the world will be a defiant affirmation of life in this remote and barren desert. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is an affirmation of life in the face of regimes that have sustained themselves with mass murder. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Give them lots of positive affirmation. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The exceptionally high turn out at the presidential elections was an eloquent affirmation of the importance that the voters attached to the office. The Government and Politics of France (1989)They do not need the affirmation of strangers; they always had it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The first purpose of reward power is affirmation We all need to be affirmed and rewarded. Positive Parent Power (1991)It seems you have a huge need for affirmation through others, so perhaps that? Times, Sunday Times (2008)By the sound of it, this positive affirmation is working. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But it's also that affirmation of life. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It doesn't need the affirmation in the same way a commercial company does. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He needs and wants affirmation from you in his career, in his appearance. Christianity Today (2000)He didn't need affirmation or praise. The Sun (2012)For some, that is all the affirmation needed. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You need affirmation from outside sources to feel loved, and when that validation goes away you feel hollow. Times, Sunday Times (2006)People seemed to lock onto this as some affirmation of their existence and a validation of life, and it was just overwhelming. The Guide to Lesbian and Gay Parenting (1993)
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