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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Only a few were irrational assumptions; but, unfortunately, they were the ones which most frequently grew into deeds.
  • By the time he had walked three or four miles every shape in the landscape had assumed a uniform hue of blackness.

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  • The pert injunction was like those crystal substances which, colourless themselves, assume the tone of objects about them.
  • The noise was enough to disturb the motionless stranger, who started and assumed a careless position.
  • Liddy assumed a smaller physiognomy, and shut her lips decisively.
  • "No, ’twas Andrew," said Jacob’s son Billy, a child of forty, or thereabouts, who manifested the peculiarity of possessing a cheerful soul in a gloomy body, and whose whiskers were assuming a chinchilla shade here and there.
  • There was a bright air and manner about her now, by which she seemed to imply that the desirability of her existence could not be questioned; and this rather saucy assumption failed in being offensive because a beholder felt it to be, upon the whole, true.
  • Bathsheba’s momentary impulse at hearing this was to ask why he thought that, till she remembered that, far from being a conceited assumption on Boldwood’s part, it was but the natural conclusion of serious reflection based on deceptive premises of her own offering.
  • When he came close, his mouth assumed the bell shape, and he began to cough violently.
  • Bathsheba was stirred by emotions which latterly she had assumed to be altogether dead within her.

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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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