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assume
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Dubliners
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  • She had allowed him to live beneath her roof, assuming that he was a man of honour and he had simply abused her hospitality.
  • Everyone’s heart palpitated as Leo Dillon handed up the paper and everyone assumed an innocent face.

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  • He crammed his cap back again into his pocket and re-entered the office, assuming an air of absentmindedness.
  • He assumed a thick, provincial accent and said in a tone of command: "65, catch your cabbage!"
  • He assumed such a comical face and voice that the distribution of the bottles of stout took place amid general merriment.
  • His hot face had leaned forward a little too confidentially and he had assumed a very low Dublin accent so that the young ladies, with one instinct, received his speech in silence.
  • She tossed her head and assumed a haughty voice: "You must speak to the secretary.

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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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