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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • He looked about him with curiosity, together with assumed ease.
  • Lise assumed an important air.

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  • This was for him an axiom, assumed once for all without question, and he went his way without hesitation, relying on it.
  • It was assumed, of course, that all this was done freely, and in good faith, by way of voluntary submission and salutary guidance.
  • He was particularly clever in getting round people and assuming whatever part he thought most to their taste, if he detected the slightest advantage to himself from doing so.
  • It may be assumed that he felt considerable curiosity.
  • Madame Hohlakov’s face assumed an expression of intense and painful excitement.
  • His expression was severe and uncompromising, especially with the peasants of Mokroe, but he had the power of assuming the most obsequious countenance, when he had an inkling that it was to his interest.
  • Such were the thoughts that excited Kolya while he was doing his utmost to assume the most independent air.
  • The countenance of the unexpected visitor was not so much good-natured, as accommodating and ready to assume any amiable expression as occasion might arise.

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  • It’s just this consideration that has led the prosecutor to assume that the money is hidden in some crevice at Mokroe.
  • But though he assumed an unconcerned air as he talked, he still could not control himself and was continually missing the note he tried to keep up.
  • "Mamma" pulled herself together and assumed a dignified air.
  • This letter at once assumed in his eyes the aspect of a logical proof.
  • Have not we the right to assume that a revengeful woman might have exaggerated much?
  • Why should we assume everything as we imagine it, as we make up our minds to imagine it?
  • But, so be it, I assume that my client is guilty of parricide.
  • It may be pretty certainly assumed that she herself did not know till the very last minute whether she would speak of that episode in the court, and waited for the inspiration of the moment.
  • So on one side you see a complete absence of precaution, a man who has lost his head and run away in a fright, leaving that clew on the floor, and two minutes later, when he has killed another man, we are entitled to assume the most heartless and calculating foresight in him.

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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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