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assume
used in Wuthering Heights

10 uses
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  • 'Get up, you idle boy!' he exclaimed, with assumed heartiness.
    Chapter 21 (52% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • I exclaimed, assuming the cheerful; 'and I fear I shall be weather-bound for half an hour, if you can afford me shelter during that space.'
    Chapter 2 (33% in)
  • I fancied it could not be very prejudicial to Mrs. Linton; unless she made it so afterwards, by assuming the defensive for her guest.
    Chapter 11 (47% in)
  • In a few seconds she stretched herself out stiff, and turned up her eyes, while her cheeks, at once blanched and livid, assumed the aspect of death.
    Chapter 11 (93% in)
  • He looked astonished at the expression my face assumed during a brief second: it was not horror, it was covetousness.
    Chapter 13 (57% in)
  • ' "But then," I continued, holding myself ready to flee, "if poor Catherine had trusted you, and assumed the ridiculous, contemptible, degrading title of Mrs. Heathcliff, she would soon have presented a similar picture!
    Chapter 17 (67% in)
  • Her hope was that Linton might be left with him, as he had been with her: his father, she would fain convince herself, had no desire to assume the burden of his maintenance or education.
    Chapter 18 (25% in)
  • 'Noa!' said Joseph, giving a thud with his prop on the floor, and assuming an authoritative air.
    Chapter 19 (94% in)
  • He didn't cast a glance towards my companions, though they were sufficiently near for Linton's sobs to be audible; but hailing me in the almost hearty tone he assumed to none besides, and the sincerity of which I couldn't avoid doubting, he said — 'It is something to see you so near to my house, Nelly.
    Chapter 27 (24% in)
  • Then he drew his hand over his eyes, stood a moment to collect himself apparently, and turning anew to Catherine, said, with assumed calmness — 'You must learn to avoid putting me in a passion, or I shall really murder you some time!
    Chapter 33 (43% in)

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