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  • Clif assumed that he was the authority to whom all of Martin’s friends must be brought for judgment.
  • He assumed that with the temporary closing of the dairy the matter was ended.

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  • They assumed that they were all welcome at any party given by any of them, and to none of their parties was anyone outside the Group invited except migrants from larger cities and occasional free lances like Martin.
  • Martin assumed that he would resign.
  • I assume you agree with me, or you will when you have had an opportunity to see the effect our work has on the city, and the success we have in selling the idea of Better Health, that what the world needs is a really inspired, courageous, overtowering leader— say a Billy Sunday of the movement—a man who would know how to use sensationalism properly and wake the people out of their sloth.
  • The assumption roused something sturdy and defensive in Martin: "Oh, I don’t care a hang how socialistic he is—whatever that means.
  • Dr. Brumfit rattled: "I’m sufficiently liberal, I should assume, toward the claims of science, but with a man like Gottlieb—I’m prepared to believe that he knows all about material forces, but what astounds me is that such a man can be blind to the vital force that creates all others.
  • My own math isn’t any too good, Slim, but if you’d like to have me come around evenings and tutor you— Free, I mean!" Thus began the friendship between Martin and Terry Wickett; thus began a change in Martin’s life whereby he gave up three or four hours of wholesome sleep each night to grind over matters which everyone is assumed to know, and almost everyone does not know.

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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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