in the affirmative

in the affirmative

in the form of an answer that means yes. The soldier answered in the affirmative by nodding his head "yes." My manager's response was in the affirmative.
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And receiving an answer in the affirmative, Stepan Arkadyevitch, forgetting the favor he had meant to ask of Lidia Ivanovna, and forgetting his sister's affairs, caring for nothing, but filled with the sole desire to get away as soon as possible, went out on tiptoe and ran out into the street as though from a plague-stricken house.
In a hurried manner, he replied in the affirmative.
With that he requested me to give his proposal my favourable consideration--saying that he would not like me to take such an important step unguardedly, since want of thought and impetuosity often spelt ruin to youthful inexperience, but that he hoped to receive an answer in the affirmative.
Natasha quietly repeated her question, and her face and whole manner were so serious, though she was still holding the ends of her handkerchief, that the major ceased smiling and after some reflection- as if considering in how far the thing was possible- replied in the affirmative.
The landlady answered in the affirmative, saying, "There were a great many very good quality and gentlefolks in it now.
The conventional wisdom is that the Republicans are worried about alienating Hispanics and white women--a view that is not supported by polling which finds that values play as important a role as interests in the affirmative action debate.
By organizing around a demand for shared governance to guarantee academic freedom, we will draw in faculty who are currently sitting on the fence in the affirmative action debate.
take military action, 35% of those over 65 replied in the affirmative, as compared with 47% of the general population.
Recent reforms in the affirmative action programs in the California State Civil Service illustrate why.
The decision to exclude Asian-Americans is also troubling since Asians play a poignant role in the affirmative action debate as a minority group generally believed to be hurt by race-sensitive admissions.
Edley lays out three different visions in the affirmative action debate: the colorblind vision, which repudiates both discrimination and preferences; the remedial vision, in which affirmative action is a temporary remedy to discrimination; and the diversity vision, in which affirmative action is used to foster inclusiveness, even in the absence of discrimination.
King convinced much of white America that in order to overcome lifetimes of oppression, blacks needed explicit protection of their civil rights; the movement he started culminated in the affirmative action programs we know today.