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assume
used in Frankenstein

6 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
She assumed a false identity
Definition
to take on (adopt, wear, strike a pose or appearance of) — often while pretending or disguising
  • I saw, with surprise and grief, the leaves decay and fall, and nature again assume the barren and bleak appearance it had worn when I first beheld the woods and the lovely moon.
    Chapter 15 (53% in)
assume = take on
There are no more uses of "assume" flagged with this meaning in Frankenstein.

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  • The old man had, in the meantime, been pensive, but on the appearance of his companions he assumed a more cheerful air, and they sat down to eat.
    Chapter 11 (90% in)
  • His countenance instantly assumed an aspect of the deepest gloom, and he replied, "To seek one who fled from me."
    Introductory Letters (68% in)
  • She looked steadily on life and assumed its duties with courage and zeal.
    Chapter 3 (24% in)
  • Justine assumed an air of cheerfulness, while she with difficulty repressed her bitter tears.
    Chapter 8 (89% in)
  • Still, as I ascended higher, the valley assumed a more magnificent and astonishing character.
    Chapter 9 (81% in)

There are no more uses of "assume" in Frankenstein.

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