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assume
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Frankenstein
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  • His countenance instantly assumed an aspect of the deepest gloom, and he replied, "To seek one who fled from me."
  • She looked steadily on life and assumed its duties with courage and zeal.

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  • Justine assumed an air of cheerfulness, while she with difficulty repressed her bitter tears.
  • 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.
  • Still, as I ascended higher, the valley assumed a more magnificent and astonishing character.
  • 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.

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as in: I assume it's true Define
to accept something as true without proof
as in: She assumed power Define
beginning to take power or responsibility
as in: She assumed a false identity Define
to take on (adopt, wear, strike a pose or appearance of) -- often while pretending or disguising
as in: assumed into heaven Define
to take up or receive someone into heaven
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