The cancellation of the show is an affirmation of the idea that racing equals death.
Nobody wants nor needs the “affirmation” of their baker for their wedding, or anything else.
Her self-confidence and self-esteem seemed boundless, buoyed by infinite belief in New Age principles of affirmation.
early 15c., "assertion that something is true," from Old French afermacion (14c.), from Latin affirmationem (nominative affirmatio) "an affirmation, solid assurance," noun of action from past participle stem of affirmare (see affirm). In law, as the Quaker alternative to oath-taking, it is attested from 1690s.