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assume
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The Great Gatsby
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as in: She assumed a false identity Define
to take on (adopt, wear, strike a pose or appearance of) -- often while pretending or disguising
  • My own face had now assumed a deep tropical burn.
  • The tears coursed down her cheeks — not freely, however, for when they came into contact with her heavily beaded eyelashes they assumed an inky color, and pursued the rest of their way in slow black rivulets.

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  • Instead of rambling, this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the country-side — East Egg condescending to West Egg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety.
  • The notion originated with Daisy’s suggestion that we hire five bathrooms and take cold baths, and then assumed more tangible form as "a place to have a mint julep."

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  • She assumed the identify of her victim until the body was found.
  • She thinks the aliens can assume human form.

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as in: I assume it's true Define
to accept something as true without proof
  • The supercilious assumption was that on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do.

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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.

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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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