I absolutely love the assertiveness of olives and capers, especially when paired with a meaty fish like swordfish.
The assertiveness China already shows in Asia and Africa is just the beginning.
When she tries to join a conversation between two men at dinner she is chastened for her assertiveness.
Even Uncle Peter, whom he had come warmly to admire, jarred upon him with his crudity and his Western assertiveness.
Moore's had been imploring in its assertiveness, the desire to convince.
Chief among these one notices the assertiveness of the dogs.
There lurked in it a suggestion of assertiveness, of aggressiveness even.
Skinner had many original ideas, which, because of a certain lack of assertiveness, he'd never been able to exploit.
Had his assertiveness, like his compliance, been part and parcel of a mind not at peace, not grounded in a definite faith?
Charles Lamb, without any difficulty and without the show of assertiveness, would have maintained it better.