It was logical and reasonable, and the rise of the subdead, in fact, affirmed that notion of balance.
Is Fisher really so callous in feeling that her hard work ought be “affirmed” just like that of black students?
Ultimately it affirmed the official position that it pays people equally for equal performance.
c.1300, from Old French afermier (Modern French affirmer) "affirm, confirm; strengthen, consolidate," from Latin affirmare "to make steady, strengthen," figuratively "confirm, corroborate," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + firmare "strengthen, make firm," from firmus "strong" (see firm (adj.)). Spelling refashioned 16c. in French and English on Latin model. Related: Affirmed; affirming.