It was assumed that when he was not working, eating, or sleeping he would be taking part in some kind of communal recreation: to do anything that suggested a taste for solitude, even to go for a walk by yourself, was always slightly dangerous.
One could assume that Withers and his associates were now in disgrace, but there had been no report of the matter in the Press or on the telescreen.
You could not invariably assume this to be the case when people were arrested.
You had to live — did live, from habit that became instinct — in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.
In general you could not assume that you were much safer in the country than in London.
It had always been assumed that if the capitalist class were expropriated, Socialism must follow: and unquestionably the capitalists had been expropriated.
I assume that you have a hiding-place of some kind?
Science and technology were developing at a prodigious speed, and it seemed natural to assume that they would go on developing.
The older kind of Socialist, who had been trained to fight against something called ’class privilege’ assumed that what is not hereditary cannot be permanent.
When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you.
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When we navigate the ocean, or when we predict an eclipse, we often find it convenient to assume that the earth goes round the sun and that the stars are millions upon millions of kilometres away.
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I assume she was at school today, but I don’t remember actually seeing her.
Let’s assume that 80% of the people who said they will come to the party will actually show up.