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assume
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Man And Superman
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  • It is assumed that the woman must wait, motionless, until she is wooed.
  • And yet we assume that the force that carries women through all these perils and hardships, stops abashed before the primnesses of our behavior for young ladies.

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  • The levity with which you assumed this frightful responsibility has probably by this time enabled you to forget it; but the day of reckoning has arrived: here is your play!
  • Have you any canonical authority for assuming that there is any barrier between our circle and the other one?
  • I read Dickens and Shakespear without shame or stint; but their pregnant observations and demonstrations of life are not co-ordinated into any philosophy or religion: on the contrary, Dickens’s sentimental assumptions are violently contradicted by his observations; and Shakespear’s pessimism is only his wounded humanity.

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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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