But I may be mistaken; that may only be the part he assumes.
Assuming an aggrieved air, Luzhin relapsed into dignified silence.
It was partly assumed, however.
My assuming the part of judge is as much a surprise for my brother as for you.
I write on the assumption that Rodion Romanovitch who appeared so ill at my visit, suddenly recovered two hours later and so, being able to leave the house, may visit you also.
"It’s nothing but misfortunes now," she added suddenly with that peculiarly sedate air which children try hard to assume when they want to speak like grown-up people.
Assume that you are my first patient—well—we fellows just beginning to practise love our first patients as if they were our children, and some almost fall in love with them.
But he had no sooner succeeded in assuming a serious air and muttering something when he suddenly glanced again as though accidentally at Razumihin, and could no longer control himself: his stifled laughter broke out the more irresistibly the more he tried to restrain it.
His tone of assumed arrogance and helpless defiance was gone.
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Having satisfied himself that Raskolnikov was not frightened at his threat, he assumed a mirthful and friendly air.
Pyotr Petrovitch returned to the sofa, sat down opposite Sonia, looked attentively at her and assumed an extremely dignified, even severe expression, as much as to say, "don’t you make any mistake, madam."
But a minute later his face suddenly changed and with a certain assumed slyness and affectation of bravado, he glanced at Raskolnikov, laughed and said: "This morning I went to see Sonia, I went to ask her for a pick-me-up!
) But you’ve only to assume that I, too, am a man _et nihil humanum_…. in a word, that I am capable of being attracted and falling in love (which does not depend on our will), then everything can be explained in the most natural manner.