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as in: I assume it's true Define
to accept something as true without proof
  • I assume she was at school today, but I don’t remember actually seeing her.
  • Let’s assume that 80% of the people who said they will come to the party will actually show up.

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  • I think that is a safe assumption.
  • I remember to spell it with this phrase:  Whenever you assume, you make an ass of u and me.
  • As to this case, if you will have scratches, we say that, for anything we know, you may have accounted for them, assuming for the sake of argument that you have not invented them?
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It was assumed that when he was not working, eating, or sleeping he would be taking part in some kind of communal recreation: to do anything that suggested a taste for solitude, even to go for a walk by yourself, was always slightly dangerous.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The animals had assumed as a matter of course that these would be shared out equally; one day, however, the order went forth that all the windfalls were to be collected and brought to the harness-room for the use of the pigs.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • The supercilious assumption was that on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • When Halloween came, I assumed that the whole family would be present to watch me perform, but I was disappointed.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • …it was a kind of religious order like those of Santiago and Calatrava in the present day, in which it is assumed that those who take it are valiant knights of distinction and good birth;
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote

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  • At the basis of the works of all the modern historians from Gibbon to Buckle, despite their seeming disagreements and the apparent novelty of their outlooks, lie those two old, unavoidable assumptions. [(1) nations guided by individual men, and (2) the existence of a known aim]
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It is only by comparing the pains of actual being with the joys of the assumed existence, that you would desire to live no longer, but to dream thus forever.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Unfortunately it [Himmelstoss’s system to prevent bed-wetting] accomplished nothing because the first assumption was wrong: it was not laziness in either of them.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • My dear Peter, people go by so many erroneous assumptions.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • I assume that you are familiar with ’The Tale of the Three Brothers’?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • It is less mortifying to believe one’s self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • It is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God-given right to have it.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He assumed Clyde believed likewise.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • If you return without it, I will assume that Alyss is alive and you have failed, and that will be the end of you.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • I always assumed the shopkeepers live a soft life.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • There’s an old SEAL motto: Never assume a frogman’s dead unless you find his body.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • It is the moment when his emotions achieve their most powerful sway over him, and afterward when you say to this person "the world today" or "life" or "reality" he will assume that you mean this moment, even if it is fifty years past.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • This morning I purposely overstuffed my game bag with food, knowing my mother would see the depleted pantry and assume I was making my rounds to the hungry.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • "So they don’t know I’m here?" I assumed, as usual, it was my presence that brought on punishment.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The reporter warned those watching that they should be assumed to be "armed and very dangerous."
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I tried to imagine putting up with Dionysus until I was an old man, assuming I lived that long.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Well, you assumed wrong.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Sometimes people assume he’s been burned in a fire: his features look like they’ve been melted, like the drippings on the side of a candle.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • One could assume that Withers and his associates were now in disgrace, but there had been no report of the matter in the Press or on the telescreen.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Assuming I survive our hunt for the Horcruxes, I’ll find Mum and Dad and lift the enchantment.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Some, indeed, were disposed to praise his father’s action and assumed that Albus too was a Muggle-hater.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • All her plans for the day had been built on the assumption that it was to see her that Selden had come to Bellomont.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Although Burres was concerned about McCandless, she assumed he’d come through in one piece.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Then Cinna enters with what I assume is my dress, but I can’t really see it because it’s covered.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • The BUD/S instructors would assume we could accomplish everything from Indoc with ease.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I’m sure plenty of people assumed that we’d eventually get married even if I never gave it any thought.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Since he doesn’t know that President Snow thinks I have failed, he can only assume that I think we have succeeded.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Neither does one other I assume was hit by gunfire.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Al stands next to me, but I’m too focused on the new fight to look at him, or congratulate him on winning, assuming that’s what he wants.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • I assume you don’t need a tour of the place.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • You could not invariably assume this to be the case when people were arrested.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Mrs. Trenor evidently assumed that Lily’s growing intimacy with her husband was simply an indirect way of returning her own kindness.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Like I assume he couldn’t help loving me but that I don’t feel anything in return.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • You had to live — did live, from habit that became instinct — in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Mr. Radley walked to town at eleven-thirty every morning and came back promptly at twelve, sometimes carrying a brown paper bag that the neighborhood assumed contained the family groceries.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Harry could only assume that Sirius’s parents had been unable to remove the Permanent Sticking Charm that kept them on the wall because he was sure they would not have appreciated their eldest son’s taste in decoration.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • I could see nothing in Mayella’s expression to justify Atticus’s assumption that he had secured her wholehearted cooperation.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • And unlike McCunn, he didn’t go into the bush assuming someone would automatically appear to save his bacon before he came to grief.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • "It would be just like Carl to assume that somebody would magically appear to save him," says Stoppel.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • One might have assumed that all her thoughts were on the momentous occasion at hand, which was certainly what Prince Leopold believed.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
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as in: She assumed power Define
beginning to take power or responsibility
  • The dictator assumed control of the country at midnight this morning.
  • When she adopted the baby boy, she assumed responsibility for taking care of him.

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  • She is now of an age when she should assume the responsibilities of adulthood.
  • The rebels assumed power after assassinating the president and arresting all members of congress.
  • Is the balance of the loan assumable by someone else if they buy the home before the loan is paid in full?
  • I look forward to the assumption of the privileges and responsibilities of adulthood.
  • Within a month, I had quitted England, and within two months I was clerk to Clarriker and Co., and within four months I assumed my first undivided responsibility.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • With their superior knowledge it was natural that they should assume the leadership.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • He had by degrees assumed such authority over his companions that he was almost like a commander on board; and as his orders were always clear, distinct, and easy of execution, his comrades obeyed him with celerity and pleasure.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • ...Pietro Barbi, the Venetian, known as Paul the Second, who sought in his vanity to assume the title of Formosus, and whose tiara, valued at two hundred thousand florins, was bought at the price of a terrible sin;
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray

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  • Keating assumed leadership over the council.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • To neglect her, perhaps even to avoid her, at a time when she had most need of her friends, and then suddenly and unwarrantably to break into her life with this strange assumption of authority, was to rouse in her every instinct of pride and self-defence.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • She passed through the maze to assume the throne and to make the most of what she innately possessed, but her strength could only carry her so far.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • Dad thought that was a bit premature, but there were a lot of people to feed, and he assumed, a loose command of the cooking.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Now the official class leaders and politicians could be seen taking charge, assuming as a matter of course their control of these walks and fields which had belonged only to us.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Scarcely was the captain’s breath out of his body when he assumed the command without consulting any one,
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Her son, Mrs. Keating had decided, would assume his rightful place in the world, and she had clung to this as softly, as inexorably as a leech….
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • But he still assumes a loose command whenever we’re together.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • When I was old enough, I was to be apprenticed to Joe, and until I could assume that dignity I was not to be what Mrs. Joe called "Pompeyed," or (as I render it) pampered.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • But sometimes I get to feel that it’s my responsibility after all, though God knows I don’t want it, but still there it is, I should do something about it, there’s no one else to assume it.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Mrs. Peniston was Mr. Bart’s widowed sister, and if she was by no means the richest of the family group, its other members nevertheless abounded in reasons why she was clearly destined by Providence to assume the charge of Lily.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • She had a meager little income and she assumed the responsibility of taking her brother to her home in New Jersey; she had never been married and had no one else in the world; she was neither glad nor sorry of the burden; she had lost all capacity for emotion many years ago.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • If you really owe your dress-maker, I will settle with her—beyond that I recognize no obligation to assume your debts.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • ...showed Lily that she was in disfavour with that portion of society which, while contributing least to its amusement, has assumed the right to decide what forms that amusement shall take.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • If Genevieve should never have assumed the throne in the first place, then how could the daughter be queen?
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • It was here, in the secret heart of the fortress, girded about by supports, that the Heart Crystal burned a dark crimson, as it had since Redd’s assumption to power.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • The form was mutilated by two second-handers who assumed the right to improve upon that which they had not made and could not equal.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
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as in: She assumed a false identity Define
to take on (adopt, wear, strike a pose or appearance of) -- often while pretending or disguising
  • She assumed the identify of her victim until the body was found.
  • She thinks the aliens can assume human form.

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  • The god, Krishna, is said to have assumed human form.
  • She assumed a look of disinterested amusement.
  • She assumed a dancer’s pose.
  • Her final employment was to gather seaweed of various kinds, and make herself a scarf or mantle, and a head-dress, and thus assume the aspect of a little mermaid.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • You assumed some name, I suppose, on board ship?
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • It struck him that the man’s whole life was playing a part, and that he felt it to be dangerous to drop his assumed personality even for a moment.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • My own face had now assumed a deep tropical burn.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • Mrs. Merriweather was one of those childless adults who find it necessary to assume a different tone of voice when speaking to children.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • There is no vice so simple but assumes
    Some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • For her I left my father’s house, and for her I assumed this disguise, to follow her whithersoever she may go, as the arrow seeks its mark or the sailor the pole-star.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • As with everyone, her face assumed a forced unnatural expression as soon as she looked in a glass.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • No sooner had Villefort left the salon, than he assumed the grave air of a man who holds the balance of life and death in his hands.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • There were moments, indeed, at night, when, lying sleepless in his own delicately-scented chamber, or in the sordid room of the little ill-famed tavern near the Docks, which, under an assumed name, and in disguise, it was his habit to frequent, he would think of the ruin he had brought upon his soul, with a pity that was all the more poignant because it was purely selfish.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • His face had assumed the expression it was to wear for the rest of his life: not quite a smile, but a motionless look of irony directed at the whole world.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Mr. Weasley gave a maniacal laugh; Mrs. Weasley threw him a look, upon which he became immediately silent and assumed an expression appropriate to the sickbed of a close friend.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • But dinginess is a quality which assumes all manner of disguises;
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Ruess’s apparent fascination with Captain Nemo has fed speculation among more than a few Ruess mythographers that Everett pulled a fast one on the world after leaving Davis Gulch and is, or was, very much alive, quietly residing somewhere under an assumed identity.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I ain’t saying assume the fetal position and let them put their cocked revolvers upside your head.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I try to capture the calm demeanor my mother assumes when handling particularly bad cases.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • And we all struggled down to the concrete and assumed a position for push-ups, arms extended, bodies outstretched, rigid.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • He had a particular expression which his face assumed when he understood but didn’t think he should show it, a settled, enlightened look; its appearance now was the first decent thing I had seen in a long time.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • After a few weeks, things finally died down. The camera crews and reporters packed up and went home. Peeta and I assumed the cool relationship we’ve had ever since.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • Finnick finally gives up and assumes the hunched position he took in the arena when the jabberjays attacked.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • "Ma, isn’t it crazy that you just had a baby, and we just had a baby, and there is someone else at the table pregnant—" Tony cut himself off and assumed a surprised expression, as if he couldn’t believe he’d let the news slip out.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • When a god assumes his true form, the power is so great that any mortal looking on him will disintegrate.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Mom took his temperature, brought him some hot tea, and assumed the "August’s mom" role again.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Don Quixote said in reply that she would do him a favour if thenceforward she assumed the "Don" and called herself Dona Tolosa.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • "I must assume my true godly form," Poseidon said.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • I looked as grateful as any boy possibly could, who was wholly uninformed why he ought to assume that expression.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • "Come here a bit," said she, assuming a soft high tone of voice.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "What is the meaning of all this?" inquired Caderousse, frowningly, of Danglars, who had assumed an air of utter surprise.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Francon’s face assumed a look of consternation.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • It was not a command; she spoke as if it were not necessary for her voice to assume the tones of commanding.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • We were the ones with assumed names.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He said, petulantly, assuming the tone of an authority he could never have exercised: "That boy of yours, Guy, that Keating fellow, he’s getting to be impossible."
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • This rag of scarlet cloth—for time, and wear, and a sacrilegious moth had reduced it to little other than a rag—on careful examination, assumed the shape of a letter.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • The sight restored Lily’s good humour, and knowing the peculiar disguise which Mr. Dorset’s marital fears assumed, she asked gaily: "Aren’t you horribly jealous of her?"
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • I think that the adventure is assuming a very agreeable appearance.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "Alas, my friends," replied M. Morrel, with a mournful shake of his head, "the thing has assumed a more serious aspect than I expected."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • In the hours that followed, his daily work assumed a new relish.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Lily had no mind for the vagabond life of the poor relation, and to adapt herself to Mrs. Peniston she had, to some degree, to assume that lady’s passive attitude.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • For a moment, with the fear of my sister’s working me before my eyes, I had a desperate idea of starting round the room in the assumed character of Mr. Pumblechook’s chaise-cart.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • And also because my brother Matt—it was Matt’s endless premise, his song of songs, that our old man Jimmy was living somewhere in southern California under the usual assumed name.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • This was not the manner he had intended to assume.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Assuming quite the pose of a society woman (heaven knows when and where she had learned it) she talked with her partner, fanning herself and smiling over the fan.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • "However, if you command it, Your Majesty," said Kutuzov, lifting his head and again assuming his former tone of a dull, unreasoning, but submissive general.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The oval face was lengthened, his smiling mouth had assumed the firm and marked lines which betoken resolution;
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "And like the celebrated sailor whose name you have assumed," he said, by way of changing the conversation, "you pass your life in travelling?"
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
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as in: assumed into heaven Define
to take up or receive someone into heaven
  • My church celebrates The Assumption of Mary on August 15th.
  • Some members of my church are getting together for dinner for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.

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  • The Emperor entered the Cathedral of the Assumption.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • On Sunday morning Marya Dmitrievna invited her visitors to Mass at her parish church—the Church of the Assumption built over the graves of victims of the plague.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Catholic doctrine says that Mary was assumed into heaven.
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  • I exclaimed, assuming the cheerful; ’and I fear I shall be weather-bound for half an hour, if you can afford me shelter during that space.’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • His countenance instantly assumed an aspect of the deepest gloom, and he replied, "To seek one who fled from me."
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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  • At least, therefore, I did not assume the character of needless precipitance merely to show off before the ladies.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • Assumed dongiovannism will not save him.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Whereas, among spouting fish the tail, though it may be similarly shaped, invariably assumes a horizontal position.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Why, why, why did I assume this so certainly?
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Wurt, indeed, says plainly that, assuming there are no sensations, it follows that there is no idea of existence.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • It surprised him to see that the play which he had known at rehearsals for a disjointed lifeless thing had suddenly assumed a life of its own.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I will assume that a few years hence you will be in your hearts to one another what you are to-day.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • ’Nothing’s the matter, bless you, Master Davy dear!’ she answered, assuming an air of sprightliness.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield

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  • If he shows his face near it, mine assumes an imploring and submissive expression.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • She had allowed him to live beneath her roof, assuming that he was a man of honour and he had simply abused her hospitality.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Everyone’s heart palpitated as Leo Dillon handed up the paper and everyone assumed an innocent face.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • Only a few were irrational assumptions; but, unfortunately, they were the ones which most frequently grew into deeds.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • By the time he had walked three or four miles every shape in the landscape had assumed a uniform hue of blackness.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The pert injunction was like those crystal substances which, colourless themselves, assume the tone of objects about them.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • ’The same, sir,’ said Mr Squeers, with an assumption of extreme surprise.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • ’You shall not shake me off, for all that,’ replied Miss La Creevy, with as much sprightliness as she could assume.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • But some emotion must appear to be raised by your reply, and surprise is more easily assumed, and not less reasonable than any other.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • His expression, his manner, his very soul seemed to vary with every fresh part that he assumed.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • He leaned back, put his finger-tips together, and assumed his most impassive and judicial expression.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Just assume the tone and manner of a husband, and see how she will remind you that your hour is not yet come!
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • There were scores of people, most of them sufficiently sabbatical to have assumed their best clothes.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • She and Janey knew every fold of the Beaufort mystery, but in public Mrs. Archer continued to assume that the subject was not one for the unmarried.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Clif assumed that he was the authority to whom all of Martin’s friends must be brought for judgment.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He discarded all our standard assumptions, according to which his motor would have been impossible.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • That’s a perfectly unwarranted assumption.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She sat, watching him in the manner of a scientist: assuming nothing, discarding emotion, seeking only to observe and to understand.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He did not like her tone of authority, and he could not understand why she assumed it so naturally.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Unless it proves its social value and assumes its social responsibilities, the people won’t stand for it.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • You assume that I have a great mind, a great knowledge and a great productive ability, so that anything I undertake must necessarily be successful.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • He looked about him with curiosity, together with assumed ease.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • ’If you’re not sure, just assume that I am here and go away until you are sure.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Always assuming, of course, that Duval’s theory was correct.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • For thirty years he had assumed that Konrad was dead.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Assuming it could only be a criminal, they followed protocol and called in the Judicial Police.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Then I assume you have the information?
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Kohler was still making assumptions.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He assumed somewhere in this colossal facility was a body …. a body branded with a symbol he had just flown 3,000 miles to see.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • You’re from Interpol, I assume?
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • She’s assuming that Mother’s can be used for both families.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He threw a fit, took the book away and assumed that would be the end of the business.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • We assume that most of them are being murdered.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He straightened, assuming an odd attitude of dignity — as though it were another mask, but this time clothing his entire body.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • It’s assumed that ultimate conditioning cannot be removed without killing the subject.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • How soon this child must assume his manhood, Halleck thought.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Ender noticed that it was assumed that Bernard and Alai were the leaders of the battle.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • She doesn’t say what she’d like you to get the Ph.D. in, but I assume Math rather than Greek, you dirty little bookworm.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • So the boggart sitting in the darkness within has not yet assumed a form.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • I assume I am still allowed to enjoy the use of whichever words I like, even if the pleasures of eating and drinking are denied me!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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