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Girl Interrupted
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  • By the time we hit the street they were silent and closed in on us, and they had assumed the Nonchalant Look, an expression that said, I am not a nurse escorting six lunatics to the ice cream parlor.
  • Assuming my departure from home at eight o’clock for a nine o’clock appointment results in a half-hour interview.

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  • She certainly made that assumption, and she may also have been wrong.
  • I’m assuming she wasn’t going to change, and I may be wrong.

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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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