self-assertion necessitates a steady poise in the mingling of knowledge and intellect.
The reflection generated contempt of English society, in the first place, and then a passionate desire for self-assertion.
There was also in his manner a degree of self-assertion which favoured the same conclusion.
This did not make so much difference, so long as the Indian was submissive and had not waked up to the spirit of self-assertion.
She lacked something, she had no real dignity, no self-assertion.
Argument is followed by vociferation and abuse; a momentary self-restraint by a fresh outbreak of self-assertion.
His complacency was less secure, so that there was more need for self-assertion.
The impulse of self-assertion appears to be the primary impulse of human nature.
Truth, as he knew it, was the self-assertion of a Divine life.
There was self-assertion, but not of the antagonistic—solely of the inviting sort.