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.
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.