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  • I remember to spell it with this phrase:  Whenever you assume, you make an ass of u and me.
    assume = accept as true (without proof)
  • Let's assume that 80% of the people who said they will come to the party will actually show up.
    assume = accept as true (without knowing for sure)
  • When Halloween came, I assumed that the whole family would be present to watch me perform, but I was disappointed.   (source)
    assumed = believed
  • This all happened because he ... assumed that we were up to no good. Because we're black and because of where we live.   (source)
    assumed = believed (without knowing)
  • The ACT was the only exam I'd ever taken, and it had been multiple choice, so I assumed all exams were multiple choice.   (source)
    assumed = believed (without really knowing)
  • I assumed the coroner had taken it off him, so I didn't mention it then, and with the funeral and all, I had forgotten about it.   (source)
  • Like most people, she assumed her papa simply took his cart to the paint shop or hardware store and asked for the right color and away he went.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • I assumed women could give birth without going to hospital, as my mother and my sisters had in the village.   (source)
    assumed = believed (without really knowing)
  • He is neither disabled, handicapped, nor developmentally delayed in any way, so there was no reason to assume anyone would take issue with his admittance to Beecher Prep—whether it is an inclusion school or not.   (source)
    assume = believe (without really knowing)
  • A kid—Isaac's brother, I assume—darted out from the kitchen.   (source)
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  • He found another supply closet at the far south end of the Pipeworks—at least, he assumed that's what it was.   (source)
    assumed = believed (without knowing for sure)
  • It was wrong of me to assume.   (source)
    assume = accept something as true without really knowing
  • It should be sending off smoke for a few more hours, although I doubt Cato assumes anything at this point.   (source)
    assumes = accepts as true (without proof)
  • "Everyone assumed I was a normal person," she said. "It was weird." Then she told me that it had occurred to her that if she got out of Welch, and away from the family, she might have a shot at a happy life.   (source)
    assumed = believed
  • If you don't come back, I'll assume you didn't make it.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without knowing for sure)
  • From the way Beatrice was acting, Roy assumed they weren't alone on the property.   (source)
    assumed = believed
  • China might be welcoming, but in Japan, it would be foolish to assume that they'd find friendly civilians.   (source)
    assume = accept as true
  • I assume the phone works.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without really knowing)
  • 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.   (source)
    assume = accept as true
  • I assumed that Phoebe would follow me, but I didn't look back. ...  I ducked inside and was surprised that Phoebe was not behind me.   (source)
    assumed = believed (without really knowing)
  • And your parents will assume you're with Asher, or with me—   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without really knowing)
  • There was no pain there so he assumed that had taken care of itself.   (source)
    assumed = believed
  • Perhaps he assumed we weren't smart enough to find you out so soon.   (source)
  • I assumed that he had not heard me.   (source)
  • But my parents were both killed in the war. Or I assume they must have been killed.   (source)
    assume = believe (without knowing for sure)
  • They assumed that I was learning even when I seemed to be doing nothing.   (source)
    assumed = believed
  • When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist. They called me nymph, assuming I would be like my mother and aunts and thousand cousins.   (source)
    assuming = believing
  • The reporter warned those watching that they should be assumed to be "armed and very dangerous."   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without proof)
  • I assume they have to sleep sometime.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • He had obviously guessed what I'd assumed, and he didn't like that one bit.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • "I assume you now regret choosing Dauntless," Marcus says.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without proof)
  • 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.   (source)
  • At first the clan had assumed that it would not survive.   (source)
    assumed = believed (without knowing for sure)
  • You will find my niece and you will rip, chop, or twist off her head--I don't care which so long as her head comes off. You will bring this head to me. If you return without it, I will assume that Alyss is alive and you have failed, and that will be the end of you.   (source)
    assume = believe
  • I assume that you are familiar with 'The Tale of the Three Brothers'?   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • Even assuming that to be true, how could you be sure they were still in Connecticut?   (source)
    assuming = accepting as true (without really knowing)
  • I don't know its purpose, but I assume someone will tell me soon.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without proof)
  • I'd always assumed I would go last.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true
  • And so when houses were finally fireproofed completely, all over the world (you were correct in your assumption the other night) there was no longer need of firemen for the old purposes.   (source)
    assumption = something accepted as true (without knowing for sure)
  • You're just making an assumption.   (source)
    assumption = something accepted as true (without proof)
  • There's an old SEAL motto: Never assume a frogman's dead unless you find his body.   (source)
    assume = accept as true without proof
  • People always assume that because I am into classical music, I'm a jazz aficionado.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without really knowing)
  • Back then, we had assumed he was talking just about us.   (source)
    assumed = believed (without really knowing)
  • I tried to imagine putting up with Dionysus until I was an old man, assuming I lived that long.   (source)
    assuming = accepting as true (without proof)
  • He assumed Clyde believed likewise.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without proof)
  • Assuming the secretary had returned, I asked, without turning around, "Do you have a list of the classes these kids are in so I know where to take the gifts?"   (source)
    assuming = accepting as true (without proof)
  • The McAllen team's boys boasted to each other how they couldn't wait to get up and cream a pitch, assuming Angel could throw a single strike.   (source)
    assuming = believed (without really knowing)
  • It has always been assumed that the most important things in the Gospels are the ethical maxims and commandments.   (source)
    assumed = believed
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without proof)
  • Lombard said: "I suppose that's why we assumed it must be a stranger moving about up here."   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumption = something accepted as true (without proof)
  • The supercilious assumption was that on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do.   (source)
    assumption = something treated as true
  • Very often, during the analysis and penetration of the secrets of archaic symbol, one can only feel that our generally accepted notion of the history of philosophy is founded on a completely false assumption, namely that abstract and metaphysical thought begins where it first appears in our extant records.   (source)
    assumption = belief
  • My dear Peter, people go by so many erroneous assumptions.   (source)
    assumptions = things accepted as true without proof
  • "But," I said, "surely you are not quite correct, for you start on the assumption that all the poor people, or their spirits, will have to take their tombstones with them on the Day of Judgment."   (source)
    assumption = something accepted as true (without proof)
  • 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.   (source)
    assume = accept as true
  • In accordance with this rule it may safely be assumed that the forefathers of Boston had built the first prison-house somewhere in the Vicinity of Cornhill, almost as seasonably as they marked out the first burial-ground, on Isaac Johnson's lot, and round about his grave, which subsequently became the nucleus of all the congregated sepulchres in the old churchyard of King's Chapel.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • 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?   (source)
    assuming = accepting as true (without proof)
  • 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]   (source)
    assumptions = things accepted as true (without proof)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without proof)
  • "So they don't know I'm here?" I assumed, as usual, it was my presence that brought on punishment.   (source)
  • Though I assumed it would be impossible, I simply nodded.   (source)
  • She and Lon had this, and she had assumed this was all she needed.   (source)
  • It was a Friday night, and I assumed we were headed to Georgetown to party.   (source)
  • The assumption was that Gar or I would always be there.   (source)
    assumption = belief
  • We assume that most of them are being murdered.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • Even Shakespeare assumed fundamental truths about the fundament that turned out to be wrong.   (source)
    assumed = believed
  • Yes, I know, I know, I assume it has something to do with instinct.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • "I assume it was for recreational purposes," I say.   (source)
    assume = believe
  • He scrubbed the kitchen floor to surprise his mother, but she assumed that Pete had done it.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • It would probably be his heart that killed him, assuming his lungs didn't give out first.   (source)
    assuming = accepting as true (without really knowing)
  • I don't know if they've told Gale, but since he's not here, I assume they haven't.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • So I think we can assume he was lying to one of us.   (source)
    assume = accept as true without proof
  • "I assume getting your jaws wired isn't the latest fashion statement," he said.   (source)
    assume = accept as true
  • I've called several times, but I assume you're busy exploring Paree.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without proof)
  • I had never been on a date. Neither, I assumed, had Phoebe.   (source)
    assumed = believed (without really knowing)
  • If Maxon's labels were correct, I would assume these were Northerners.   (source)
    assume = accept as true
  • I assume she's still on this earth: I haven't heard anything different.   (source)
    assume = believe (without really knowing)
  • "Assuming this is the place the caterpillar meant for us to be," Dodge said.   (source)
    assuming = accepting as true (without knowing for sure)
  • —the evil assumption that all Negroes lie,   (source)
    assumption = something accepted as true (without proof)
  • Assuming I survive our hunt for the Horcruxes, I'll find Mum and Dad and lift the enchantment.   (source)
    assuming = accepting as true (without proof)
  • "Oh, of course; at least, I assume I do," he replied.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • I assume you don't need a tour of the place.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without proof)
  • ... so i guess i assumed he'd be more normal-looking by now.   (source)
    assumed = believed (without really knowing)
  • They assumed their passports and visas were being processed and they would join me in a few days.   (source)
  • Wes noticed goalposts to his right and, assuming they indicated a football field, he smiled.   (source)
    assuming = accepting as true (without proof)
  • Officer Delinko said, "I assume you want to press charges."   (source)
    assume = believe (without really knowing)
  • At least, that's what I assumed, until she finally told me.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without proof)
  • For a few minutes there was no gunfire, and I was beginning to assume they thought I was dead.   (source)
    assume = accept as true (without proof)
  • Then Cinna enters with what I assume is my dress, but I can't really see it because it's covered.   (source)
    assume = think
  • I had assumed it was some nymph or river-god who threatened us.   (source)
    assumed = thought
  • I assumed it was a bottle of booze, but then he opened the paper bag and turned it upside down.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
  • Kids assume that just because she works in the medical jet, she knows all there is to know.   (source)
    assume = believe
  • I assume you are familiar with Philippa Foot's Trolley Problem thought experiment?   (source)
    assume = suspect (without really knowing)
  • I always assumed it was in Latin or some other dead language.   (source)
    assumed = accepted as true (without proof)
  • I assumed that you had left New Bern to start a new life, one without me.   (source)
  • I felt a slight pressure on my head, and assumed that Jem had grabbed that end of the ham.   (source)
  • He looked even more tired than usual, and I assumed he wasn't feeling well.   (source)
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  • I look forward to the assumption of the privileges and responsibilities of adulthood.
    assumption = taking on
  • Is the balance of the loan assumable by someone else if they buy the home before the loan is paid in full?
    assumable = able to be taken over by someone else
    standard suffix: The suffix "-able" means able to be. This is the same pattern you see in words like breakable, understandable, and comfortable.
  • The rebels assumed power after assassinating the president and arresting all members of congress.
    assumed = seized
  • She is now of an age when she should assume the responsibilities of adulthood.
    assume = take on
  • When she adopted the baby boy, she assumed responsibility for taking care of him.
    assumed = took
  • With their superior knowledge it was natural that they should assume the leadership.   (source)
    assume = take on (as a responsibility)
  • Liesel wondered why none of the other boys had assumed the helm, but looking from face to face, she realized that none of them had it. They had no qualms about stealing, but they needed to be told. They liked to be told, and Viktor Chemmel liked to be the teller.   (source)
    assumed = taken on (power)
  • While I was hovering between life and death, the Taliban issued a statement assuming responsibility for shooting me but denying it was because of my campaign for education.   (source)
    assuming = taking
  • What will he think when he comes back to Kabul after the war and finds that I have assumed his place in the house?   (source)
    assumed = taken on
  • The navy assumed command of the rescue effort.   (source)
    assumed = took on (power or responsibility)
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  • For you, as well as for the rest of all the happy, useful people on this planet, I, in my own strength, am willing to assume all the pain, all the responsibility, all the burdens of thought and decision.   (source)
    assume = take on (as a responsibility)
  • 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.   (source)
    assuming = taking (power or responsibility)
  • 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.   (source)
    assume = take (power or responsibility)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = took on (power or responsibility)
  • But he was distracted on the way by another incident, one of those details of everyday life that assumed an inordinate importance in those days.   (source)
    assumed = took on (a role)
  • Now he assumed command with the ease born of a long habit of authority.   (source)
    assumed = took on (power or responsibility)
  • Imagine a factory staffed by Alphas–that is to say by separate and unrelated individuals of good heredity and conditioned so as to be capable (within limits) of making a free choice and assuming responsibilities.   (source)
    assuming = taking
  • After further deeds, the royal youth returned to France, where he overthrew his former persecutors and triumphantly assumed the crown.   (source)
    assumed = took (power or responsibility)
  • Keating assumed leadership over the council.   (source)
  • He had been a little disconcerted by the air of proprietorship she assumed over him.   (source)
    assumed = took
  • 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.   (source)
    assumption = taking
  • ...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;   (source)
    assume = take (power or responsibility)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = took on (power or responsibility)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = taken on (power)
  • She looked steadily on life and assumed its duties with courage and zeal.   (source)
    assumed = took on (power or responsibility)
  • Fitzgerald forked forward on his crutches and assumed the duties of senior POW.   (source)
  • But he still assumes a loose command whenever we're together.   (source)
    assumes = takes (power or responsibility)
  • If Genevieve should never have assumed the throne in the first place, then how could the daughter be queen?   (source)
    assumed = taken (power or responsibility)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumption = taking (power or responsibility)
  • A man who had come with Gints, and who now assumed the role of chairman, shouted that speeches from the floor were not allowed and called the audience to order.   (source)
    assumed = took on (power or responsibility)
  • But although they made no claims, they evidently had their own special rights over the dead man, and no one questioned or disputed the undeclared authority that they had unaccountably assumed.   (source)
    assumed = taken on
  • The happening was again at the court of King Conchobar, the day Cathbad the Druid declared in prophecy of any stripling who that day should assume arms and armature that "the name of such an one would transcend those of all Ireland's youths besides: his life however would be fleeting short."   (source)
    assume = take on
  • 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….   (source)
    assume = take (power or responsibility)
  • 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.   (source)
  • The savior figure who eliminates the tyrant father and then himself assumes the crown is (like Oedipus) stepping into his sire's stead.   (source)
    assumes = takes (power or responsibility)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = took (power or responsibility)
  • His awakening came—but with a surprising turn that throws into new perspective the whole problem of the hero-circuit, as well as the mystery of the mighty king's request for sleep as the highest conceivable boon, Visnu, the Lord of the World, had become incarnate in the person of a beautiful youth named Krsna (Krishna), who having saved the land of India from a tyrannical race of demons, had assumed the throne.   (source)
    assumed = taken on (power)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = took (power or responsibility)
  • He spoke with a patronising and at the same time a timid air, as though he sought to assume an importance which he did not feel.   (source)
    assume = take (power or responsibility)
  • If you really owe your dress-maker, I will settle with her--beyond that I recognize no obligation to assume your debts.   (source)
  • The metaphor irritated Philip, because it assumed for the speaker a romantic attitude and cast a slur upon the position which Philip instinctively felt had more to say for it than he could think of at the moment.   (source)
    assumed = took
  • 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.   (source)
    assume = take (power or responsibility)
  • ...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.   (source)
    assumed = took (power or responsibility)
  • Scarcely was the captain's breath out of his body when he assumed the command without consulting any one,   (source)
  • Part of the agreement with your sister was that all the home's fees would be assumed by the Foundation, and you would receive a regular monthly income to be used for your personal needs for the rest of your life.   (source)
    assumed = taken over
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  • She assumed a dancer's pose.
  • She assumed a look of disinterested amusement.
  • The god, Krishna, is said to have assumed human form.
    assumed = taken on (or adopted)
  • She thinks the aliens can assume human form.
    assume = take on (an appearance)
  • Mrs. Merriweather was one of those childless adults who find it necessary to assume a different tone of voice when speaking to children.   (source)
    assume = take on or adopt
  • In the shell-shocked kitchen, somewhere near the stove, there's an image of a lonely, overworked typewriter. ... Its keys are faded and a blank sheet waits patiently upright in the assumed position.   (source)
    assumed = taken on (as though it were posing for a picture of a typewriter at work)
  • Mom took his temperature, brought him some hot tea, and assumed the "August's mom" role again.   (source)
    assumed = took on
  • I try to capture the calm demeanor my mother assumes when handling particularly bad cases.   (source)
    assumes = takes on or adopts
  • He grabbed Dad by the shoulder, but Dad pushed him off and assumed a fighting stance.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = false (taken on or adopted, but not real)
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  • When the pilot pushed the rudder pedal the plane had jerked to the side and assumed a new course.   (source)
    assumed = taken on
  • I assumed this disguise for that purpose.   (source)
    assumed = took on (an appearance)
  • Already they're the objects of narrow sideways looks, as if they had something to do with it; already they've assumed the cornered, angry air of the consciously innocent.   (source)
    assumed = taken on
  • "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.   (source)
    assumed = took on (an appearance)
  • 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.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • "Sir, I've summat to say as makes sense," he announced, assuming a bold tone, "and there's more than one witness to prove it."   (source)
    assuming = taking on or adopting
  • She immediately assumed her haughtiest expression and said, "You're a fine one to talk."   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • And we all struggled down to the concrete and assumed a position for push-ups, arms extended, bodies outstretched, rigid.   (source)
    assumed = took on (a body position)
  • When a god assumes his true form, the power is so great that any mortal looking on him will disintegrate.   (source)
    assumes = takes on (an appearance)
  • I ain't saying assume the fetal position and let them put their cocked revolvers upside your head.   (source)
    assume = take or adopt
  • As the light grew in intensity, the fog began to curve and swirl, assuming different shapes.   (source)
    assuming = taking on
  • "We'll assume that we are old acquaintances," he said to Yurii Andreievich.   (source)
    assume = pretend
  • ROBERTA, more and more embarrassed, assumes nevertheless extravagant poses.   (source)
    assumes = takes on (an appearance)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = adopted (of the part he was playing)
  • My own face had now assumed a deep tropical burn.   (source)
    assumed = took on (the appearance of)
  • He "goes up and down these worlds, eating what he desires, assuming what forms he desires," and...   (source)
    assuming = taking on or adopting
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = taken on or adopted
  • I thought I would find out if his apathy were real or only assumed, and tried to lead him to talk of his pets, a theme which had never failed to excite his attention.   (source)
    assumed = pretended
  • He was slightly embarrassed, but assumed a cheerful, matter-of-fact air.   (source)
    assumed = took on (the appearance of)
  • But dinginess is a quality which assumes all manner of disguises;   (source)
    assumes = takes on
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = false (taken on or adopted)
  • You assumed some name, I suppose, on board ship?   (source)
    assumed = took on a false
  • As with everyone, her face assumed a forced unnatural expression as soon as she looked in a glass.   (source)
    assumed = took on (the appearance of)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumed = took on (an appearance)
  • The old man had, in the meantime, been pensive, but on the appearance of his companions he assumed a more cheerful air, and they sat down to eat.   (source)
  • She felt that she had no business at Pemberley, and was obliged to assume a disinclination for seeing it.   (source)
    assume = pretend
  • I assumed the proper position, and somehow my left leg stepped out over the edge of the doorway.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • By the time Sydelle Pulaski could assume a pose of reverence, the minute was up.   (source)
    assume = take on (an appearance)
  • Nick assumed the position of a prepared body.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • "I must assume my true godly form," Poseidon said.   (source)
    assume = take on or adopt
  • This was not the manner he had intended to assume.   (source)
  • The Banner assumed the appearance of a circus poster in body, of a circus performance in soul.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • In the hours that followed, his daily work assumed a new relish.   (source)
  • Francon's face assumed a look of consternation.   (source)
  • Any blade of grass may assume, in myth, the figure of the savior and conduct the questing wanderer into the sanctum sanctorum of his own heart.   (source)
    assume = take on or adopt
  • He paused, and for a moment assumed again his air of a schoolmaster questioning a promising pupil: 'How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?'   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • A pauper, but the fountainhead of wealth; terrifying but the source of grace; snake-garlands or jewel-garlands he can assume or put off at will.   (source)
    assume = adopt
  • Thus he failed to advance into the life-role that he had assumed—and we have seen with what calamitous effect.   (source)
    assumed = taken on or adopted
  • Presently, however, she assumed a horrible aspect, took the infant in her now ugly jaws and crushed it, chewed it.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • Having thus addressed Arjuna, Kona assumed a graceful shape again and comforted the terrified Pandava.   (source)
    assumed = took on (or adopted)
  • It was not a command; she spoke as if it were not necessary for her voice to assume the tones of commanding.   (source)
    assume = take on or adopt
  • He realized that he had to assume a different manner, his usual manner, that he could not speak as he had spoken in the last half-hour.   (source)
  • 48 This tale of indulgent parenthood illustrates the antique idea that when the roles of life are assumed by the improperly initiated, chaos supervenes.   (source)
    assumed = taken on or adopted
  • It was a disconcerting peculiarity which his face assumed at times; it gave the effect of a double exposure, an ominous emphasis.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • Krsna himself assumed a second form: he took the form of a mountain god and received the offerings of the people, meanwhile remaining in his earlier shape among them, paying worship to the mountain king.   (source)
    assumed = taken on or adopted
  • God assumes the life of man and man releases the God within himself at the mid-point of the cross-arms of the same "coincidence of opposites," ' the same sun door through which God descends and Man ascends—each as the other's food.'   (source)
    assumes = takes on or adopts
  • He sat looking at the keys, holding his chin between two fingers, in the pose he knew he assumed when preparing to attack a paragraph.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • But Wynand let him finish, then assumed the appearance of listening, as if the sounds were reaching him, delayed.   (source)
  • His staff, he thought, was well trained: if this was the popular slang of the day, his boys assumed it automatically.   (source)
  • 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."   (source)
    assuming = taking on or adopting
  • His hours away from the office had assumed the style of the Banner's front page—but a style raised to a grand plane, as if he were still playing circus, only to a gallery of kings.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • She drew back from him with a desperate assumption of scorn.   (source)
    assumption = something taken on or adopted
  • I spoke to him as cheerfully as I could, and with such a measure of respect as I could assume.   (source)
    assume = take on or adopt
  • He smiled when he saw her assume the attitude which had always amused him.   (source)
  • Whenever there was any question of money, Leonard Upjohn assumed a slightly disdainful expression.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • He opened it with much impressment, assumed, of course, and showed a great bundle of white flowers.   (source)
    assumed = pretended
  • I think that the adventure is assuming a very agreeable appearance.   (source)
    assuming = taking on or adopting
  • Still, as I ascended higher, the valley assumed a more magnificent and astonishing character.   (source)
    assumed = took on (an appearance)
  • "Come here a bit," said she, assuming a soft high tone of voice.   (source)
    assuming = taking on or adopting
  • I believe our evenings are rather returned to what they were, than assuming a new character.   (source)
  • Justine assumed an air of cheerfulness, while she with difficulty repressed her bitter tears.   (source)
    assumed = took on (an appearance)
  • Assuming a dignified air, she turned round to Debray, without answering her husband.   (source)
    assuming = taking on or adopting
  • "Is it possible?" asked the count, assuming all air and tone of the utmost simplicity and candor.   (source)
  • But now and then a complex personality took the place and assumed the office of art; was indeed, in its way, a real work of art, Life having its elaborate masterpieces, just as poetry has, or sculpture, or painting.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • The notion originated with Daisy's suggestion that we hire five bathrooms and take cold baths, and then assumed more tangible form as "a place to have a mint julep."   (source)
    assumed = took on
  • Selden had listened in silence, with the concentrated look which his thin dark face could assume when he wished to guard it against any involuntary change of expression.   (source)
    assume = take on or adopt
  • Instead of rambling, this party had preserved a dignified homogeneity, and assumed to itself the function of representing the staid nobility of the country-side — East Egg condescending to West Egg, and carefully on guard against its spectroscopic gayety.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • The tears coursed down her cheeks — not freely, however, for when they came into contact with her heavily beaded eyelashes they assumed an inky color, and pursued the rest of their way in slow black rivulets.   (source)
    assumed = took on
  • 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.   (source)
    assume = take on or adopt
  • Often his shyness made him seem so frigid that unintentionally he frightened people, and, having discovered this, he was able when occasion arose to assume the same manner.   (source)
    assume = take on (an appearance)
  • Having said this, he changed his manner suddenly, called Philip Mr. Carey instead of old boy, assumed the importance due to his position as buyer, and put Philip back into his place of shop-walker.   (source)
    assumed = took on (a role)
  • It was the kind of scene in which Lily had often pictured herself as taking the principal part, and on this occasion the fact that she was once more merely a casual spectator, instead of the mystically veiled figure occupying the centre of attention, strengthened her resolve to assume the latter part before the year was over.   (source)
    assume = take on or adopt
  • The Frau Professor tried obstinacy, anger, tears, but the three old ladies routed her, and with a sudden assumption of virtuous indignation she said that she would put a stop to the whole thing.   (source)
    assumption = something taken on or adopted
  • In our imperfectly organized society there is no provision as yet for the young woman who claims the privileges of marriage without assuming its obligations.   (source)
    assuming = taking on or adopting
  • 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?"   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • They thought him reasonable and praised his common sense; but he knew that his placid expression was no more than a mask, assumed unconsciously, which acted like the protective colouring of butterflies; and himself was astonished at the weakness of his will.   (source)
    assumed = taken on (or adopted)
  • At first his manner was merely gruff and repellent, but as he discovered that Philip had no gift for accountancy he took pleasure in humiliating him; his attacks were gross and silly, but they wounded Philip, and in self-defence he assumed an attitude of superiority which he did not feel.   (source)
    assumed = took on or adopted
  • These, for the moment, took the shape of assuming a dress somewhat more rustic and summerlike in style than the garment she had first selected, and rustling downstairs, sunshade in hand, with the disengaged air of a lady in quest of exercise.   (source)
    assuming = taking on or adopting
  • At the beginning of their acquaintance Hayward, as a member of so celebrated a university, had adopted a patronising attitude towards Weeks, who was a graduate of Harvard; and when by chance the conversation turned upon the Greek tragedians, a subject upon which Hayward felt he spoke with authority, he had assumed the air that it was his part to give information rather than to exchange ideas.   (source)
    assumed = took on (or adopted)
  • took me by surprise, as I had not the smallest suspicion of your acting having assumed so serious a character.   (source)
    assumed = taken on or adopted
  • I looked as grateful as any boy possibly could, who was wholly uninformed why he ought to assume that expression.   (source)
    assume = take on
  • At least, therefore, I did not assume the character of needless precipitance merely to show off before the ladies.   (source)
    assume = take on or adopt
  • You, who so well know my feeling towards Mr. Darcy, will readily comprehend how sincerely I must rejoice that he is wise enough to assume even the appearance of what is right.   (source)
  • But something had to be decided, and these conversations around him which were assuming too free a character must be stopped.   (source)
    assuming = taking on or adopting
  • However, I came into town on the Monday night to be ready for Joe, and I got up early in the morning, and caused the sitting-room and breakfast-table to assume their most splendid appearance.   (source)
    assume = take on
  • "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.   (source)
    assuming = taking on or adopting
  • I saw, with surprise and grief, the leaves decay and fall, and nature again assume the barren and bleak appearance it had worn when I first beheld the woods and the lovely moon.   (source)
    assume = take on (an appearance)
  • 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.   (source)
    assume = take on
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  • Some members of my church are getting together for dinner for the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.
  • "Today we're celebrating the Assumption of Mary," August said.   (source)
  • Brother Daniel was talking of the last moment we knew of in Mary's human life, her Assumption.   (source)
    assumption = being taken up into heaven
  • Just then, the bells of the Cathedral of the Assumption on Fifth Street rang out.   (source)
    assumption = the act of taking someone up into heaven
  • The light, sunny room with its white painted walls was filled with the creamy light of the golden autumn days that follow the Feast of the Assumption, when the mornings begin to be frosty and titmice and magpies dart into the bright-leaved, thinning woods.   (source)
  • The Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches celebrate the same mystery in the Feast of the Assumption: "The Virgin Mary is taken up into the bridal chamber of heaven, where the King of Kings sits on his starry throne."   (source)
  • ...there was an Assumption of the Virgin;   (source)
  • The Emperor entered the Cathedral of the Assumption.   (source)
    assumption = to take up or receive someone into heaven
  • Oh, sure, the Feast of the Assumption—Brother Gerald preached on that every other Sunday.   (source)
    assumption = the act of taking someone up into heaven
  • I feel her in unexpected moments, her Assumption into heaven happening in places inside me.   (source)
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  • "It's not just about the Assumption, though," August said, shoveling the cakes onto the wire racks.   (source)
  • Today is the Feast of the Assumption.   (source)
  • While she spun honey across the tops of a fresh pan of cakes, she explained to me in detail how the Assumption was nothing less than Mary rising up to heaven.   (source)
  • This tale is of particular interest, not because of its extreme absurdity, but because it clearly announces, in unconscious burlesque, every one of the major motifs of the typical life of the hero: virgin birth, quest for the father, ordeal, atonement with the father, the assumption and coronation of the virgin mother, and finally, the heavenly triumph of the true sons while the pretenders are heated hot.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
    assumption = the act of taking someone up or receiving someone in heaven
  • Then may ye say, this is your advice that, an it like his good grace, ye will do make a cry against the feast of the Assumption of our Lady, that what knight there proveth him best he shall wield you and all your land.†   (source)
    assumption = the act of taking someone up into heaven
  • Then may ye say, this is your advice that, an it like his good grace, ye will do make a cry against the feast of the Assumption of our Lady, that what knight there proveth him best he shall wield you and all your land.†   (source)
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  • I assumed this was it.†   (source)
  • I will assume responsibility for all consequences.†   (source)
  • "Assuming we can find it," I replied.†   (source)
  • But we are about to assume a very different role.†   (source)
  • So I assumed I was an idiot.†   (source)
  • He has always assumed that sooner or later the empty bunk beds behind him would be filled.†   (source)
  • We have to assume ….†   (source)
  • Thomas assumed Gally would retaliate, but he straightened instead, taking everyone in with his mad gaze.†   (source)
  • They'll assume it was a drug-lab accident.†   (source)
  • Nya hadn't thought about it much, but she realized now she had always assumed that the leader was Nuer, too.†   (source)
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  • I had assumed that the Pacific, but for passing schools of fish, was a sparsely inhabited waste of water.†   (source)
  • I'm always amazed at how adults assume I can't hear.†   (source)
  • He assumed there was a sad story behind every one of them.†   (source)
  • I assume you recognize this fresco?†   (source)
  • He knew Tate was vicious and no good, but he assumed that the others were just doing what they had been told.†   (source)
  • Oh I would never dream of assuming I know all Hogwarts' secrets, Igor," said Dumbledore amicably.†   (source)
  • Young man, would I be correct in assuming your, well, your interest in this business, this dreadful business, is personal?†   (source)
  • Well, you assumed wrong.†   (source)
  • I guess I know why she assumed that she would be invited, but she never even waited to see.†   (source)
  • Shall we assume that every person who is related to an accused person is going to lie?†   (source)
  • I don't want to assume anything.†   (source)
  • I assumed it was another girlfriend.†   (source)
  • He shouldn't assume good news.†   (source)
  • Those of us who noticed assumed she was going to the rest room.†   (source)
  • They assume that, by association, something must also be wrong with you.†   (source)
  • Cook assumed a look of surprise.†   (source)
  • Everybody in Reardan assumed we Spokanes made lots of money because we had a casino.†   (source)
  • Assuming I live that long.†   (source)
  • I assume you know how to clean…†   (source)
  • I assume so.†   (source)
  • They slapped me, furious that they had assumed I was a "normal" kid.†   (source)
  • "I assume so, but I can't ask anyone about it till Monday."†   (source)
  • "I assume you heard about Verin's death."†   (source)
  • I assumed people only slept here at night and went out during the daytime.†   (source)
  • His skin looks tan, not pale like I'd assumed it would.†   (source)
  • I just assumed ….†   (source)
  • They assumed I did, too.†   (source)
  • Assume the worst.†   (source)
  • Maybe he assumes she is dead.†   (source)
  • I assume they are at home, sleeping.†   (source)
  • He had assumed he would soon return to his sheep.†   (source)
  • "I shouldn't have assumed."†   (source)
  • He had assumed that "Willow" was some kind of nickname.†   (source)
  • It was convenient for them to assume they did.†   (source)
  • Assumption: that both arms are approximately the same length.†   (source)
  • I assume you know what a knight wears into battle?†   (source)
  • "I assume you'll be there?"†   (source)
  • Miss Thomas said, "I'm going to assume that that smile means yes."†   (source)
  • I guess I assumed you were just trying to lose weight….†   (source)
  • I assume he is the one unfortunate enough to be called Ptolemus.†   (source)
  • You just assumed.†   (source)
  • Why do they just assume we're up to no good?†   (source)
  • And what a shame that her assumptions had proven correct!†   (source)
  • My father assumed it was breaktime.†   (source)
  • Initially I assumed that I would be going home with my mom once we were released.†   (source)
  • I had assumed my alternate form.†   (source)
  • I assume you three are midgets who work as servants in the Montgomery home.†   (source)
  • By now, I assumed she'd forgotten me.†   (source)
  • He simply assumed she never would.†   (source)
  • How lovely her teeth seemed now, assuming their true proportion within the perfect harmony of delicate features that formed her face.†   (source)
  • You'd assume that would help you get further ahead in the world.†   (source)
  • She had always assumed that she would wed Viserys when she came of age.†   (source)
  • And I can't believe you think so poorly of me that you'd assume I'd wait the entire year to kiss you, and then the moment it happened, I'd ….†   (source)
  • I assume Asian guys do all right in Asia.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I assume you are going to the ball?†   (source)
  • A door had opened that I'd assumed was closed.†   (source)
  • Everyone assumed I was working.†   (source)
  • We have much to do before you can assume your rightful place as my assistant.†   (source)
  • I'd loved Aspen for so long, we'd just assumed a lot of things.†   (source)
  • lyons exits the yard. cory wanders over to the tree, picks up the bat and assumes a batting stance.†   (source)
  • There's no record of where those two pieces of misinformation came from, but it's safe to assume they came from within the walls of Hopkins.†   (source)
  • He could only assume that he had just won.†   (source)
  • Val assumed that he was pretending, but then she wondered.†   (source)
  • There's only one bed, which I assumed he would request.†   (source)
  • I assume so.†   (source)
  • Vacuumed off, Flora assumed.†   (source)
  • In fact, the rules assume that there will be bacteria in the meat, because in a giant slaughterhouse, there's no way to avoid it.†   (source)
  • "I assumed she was dead," Madsen continues.†   (source)
  • I assume you know your multiplication tables?†   (source)
  • This is the same Mrs. Grotius, I assume?†   (source)
  • I always accuse you of jumping to things and it was me who—Albus went missing and I assumed it was your fault.†   (source)
  • — but he'd assumed he'd be dealing with Artemis Senior, not this boy.†   (source)
  • Lourdes assumes that he is trying to grab her throat.†   (source)
  • Olly: that assumes that I have one†   (source)
  • Assume the worst, why don't you, Dad.†   (source)
  • Was it not reasonable to assume that THE MEN IN THE WHITE COATS might come next?†   (source)
  • I assumed she'd understand.†   (source)
  • I'm assuming you read the file.†   (source)
  • I then realized that whenever I said anything, the man—the doctor, I assumed—would record everything.†   (source)
  • I'm assuming she wasn't going to change, and I may be wrong.†   (source)
  • A middle-aged woman, whom I assumed to be the teacher, ignored me.†   (source)
  • Assuming they're not bandits.†   (source)
  • I fell out of formation and assumed the push-up position.†   (source)
  • They have assumed the shape of everything he stole.†   (source)
  • I was not so sure of Kate's assumption it had a gentle soul.†   (source)
  • I assume that we'll run into Hobbs.†   (source)
  • We have to assume it is.†   (source)
  • That depends… I assume you told Alice?†   (source)
  • He asked the officials to watch, rather than assume.†   (source)
  • Or he assumed we were joking about the date.†   (source)
  • Anyone who saw him now would assume he had come down Tenth Street to take in the play.†   (source)
  • Assumptions made.†   (source)
  • My head and face are gradually assuming an elongated shape.†   (source)
  • Okay, let's assume you're the writer.†   (source)
  • I'm assuming you saw that."†   (source)
  • They began new lives under assumed names.†   (source)
  • Nothing left to bathe, assuming he even knows how.†   (source)
  • This hearing, Miss ten Boom, is predicated on the assumption that you will do me that honor.†   (source)
  • "That plate was a gift from the Education Committee when Principal Peattie assumed the responsibilities of being the principal of this school," he said.†   (source)
  • If we didn't ask a question, she assumed we understood the material and kept going.†   (source)
  • Stupidly, with a kind of smug removal that I can't begin to fathom, I assumed that the problems of killing and dying did not fall within my special province.†   (source)
  • Assuming I can stay alive.†   (source)
  • There is nothing settled yet, nothing that can be assumed.†   (source)
  • And I assume he accepts me because you love me.†   (source)
  • We assumed more police and firepower were coming.†   (source)
  • Assume she can.†   (source)
  • "I assume you've decided not to go to the ball?"†   (source)
  • Denise and I assumed your forgetfulness was a side effect of whatever drug you were taking.†   (source)
  • She just assumed Basta was as dead as Capricorn.†   (source)
  • Everything that she, Baby Kochamma, had done, had been premised on one assumption.†   (source)
  • The Book of Abraham was full of what he had first assumed to be stories, legends, myths and tales.†   (source)
  • I assume she's run off.†   (source)
  • There were dots in some of the distant fields which I assumed to be sheep.†   (source)
  • I had to assume this was the B team.†   (source)
  • It seemed to be final confirmation of my assumptions about the fate of my family.†   (source)
  • "We just assumed it was Missy's.†   (source)
  • I assumed ….†   (source)
  • I assumed he was the owner.†   (source)
  • But at some point, someone had to reject that assumption, or at least question it.†   (source)
  • Why should we assume that the teacher is wrong?†   (source)
  • Besides, I assume he'd cleverly deflect the subject, same as he did when I suggested it would make more sense for him to live indoors.†   (source)
  • Didn't want to testify, I assume.†   (source)
  • Well, then: I will assume it was never said.†   (source)
  • Because I always assumed there'd be boys there.†   (source)
  • One might almost assume he aspired to Great House status.†   (source)
  • He had gone through a lot, and I assumed he'd be totally wiped out.†   (source)
  • The articles assumed a certain basic learning which he didn't have.†   (source)
  • The recovery would be long and difficult, assuming he made it through the operation at all.†   (source)
  • The fishing gaffs a maybe, but assume I'll go with you.†   (source)
  • We'll assume you like chocolate.†   (source)
  • Perhaps because she did not, until Saeed's conception two decades later, get pregnant, and assumed therefore she could not, she was able to have sex with abandon, without, that is, thought of consequences or the distractions of child-rearing.†   (source)
  • "You can't assume anything, when it comes to the Minister."†   (source)
  • The remains, he assumed, of a guy-dog party.†   (source)
  • The diagnosis is "confidential," but we all assumed his ulcers were acting up.†   (source)
  • Men from the A.M.E., A.M.E.Z., Baptist and C.M.E. churches went down front and assumed stances a few feet apart.†   (source)
  • I assumed you put it there before you went to breakfast.†   (source)
  • But the new government had assumed power.†   (source)
  • You were an emotional cripple, leaning on him, getting the answers from him, assuming that your answers would always be his answers.†   (source)
  • I assumed it was OK to say that.†   (source)
  • It didn't entirely disappear, but it gradually submerged, as semblances of order returned and our pattern of life assumed its new design.†   (source)
  • No one (assuming there is anyone out there) can possibly hear her knocking.†   (source)
  • I assumed it had to be one or the other.†   (source)
  • Pm assuming you contribute to the atmosphere.†   (source)
  • Cullivan probed, trying to gauge the depth of what he assumed would be Perry's contrition.†   (source)
  • 'I assume so,' Dusty said.†   (source)
  • The city assumed a war-footing.†   (source)
  • What's your assumption?†   (source)
  • The world assumed Ida's sins to be natural, whereas those of Cass were perverse.†   (source)
  • He had assumed precisely the opposite.†   (source)
  • Milo asked desperately, on the assumption that the giant had been brought up well enough not to talk with a mouthful.†   (source)
  • I just assumed it was Barbara.†   (source)
  • She'll go up to anyone and just assume they're friends.†   (source)
  • An Augur, I assume.†   (source)
  • When Billy points him out Harding leans back in his chair and assumes an important look, speaks up at the ceiling without looking at Billy or McMurphy.†   (source)
  • He assumed Dalgard would give permission.†   (source)
  • A single loss, she assumed, would knock the Fugees out of contention for the cup.†   (source)
  • What would happen, they conjectured, if they simply went on assuming their children would do everything.†   (source)
  • Their feelings were not false or assumed.†   (source)
  • It is the inner WALTER speaking: the Southside chauffeur has assumed an unexpected majesty) WALTER: —Do you hear the beating of the wings of the birds flying low over the mountains and the low places of our landBENEATHA: OCOMOGOSIAY!†   (source)
  • They assumed he was reluctant because of the money.†   (source)
  • I assume you mean marijuana?†   (source)
  • I wonder why I'd assumed the Slip Kid would.†   (source)
  • Well—aren't you lost?" inquired Stoddard with a rather futile assumption of surprise.†   (source)
  • I assumed he was the leader.†   (source)
  • Why should he not assume you would do so a third time?†   (source)
  • Assume everything is possible.†   (source)
  • Assume for a moment that the death penalty is a deterrent.†   (source)
  • He took with him only two helpers, assuming that residents of the threatened blocks would eagerly volunteer.†   (source)
  • I think they assumed it was about me and not about Larry.†   (source)
  • I assume that you will need these.†   (source)
  • He had to assume that both commanders knew what they were about.†   (source)
  • I was still moving north, assumed they must be too.†   (source)
  • They had put him on a stretcher carefully, wondering how on earth this boy had gotten himself onto this battlefield, assuming he was a servant to one of the officers.†   (source)
  • He grew light-headed and assumed he was dying.†   (source)
  • Many a foreigner would assume that she is there voluntarily.†   (source)
  • The horse was gone for so long that everyone on the backstretch assumed he had died.†   (source)
  • They assumed the position.†   (source)
  • Everyone assumed I had died, and in a way, I had.†   (source)
  • Wooden coasters do offer one advantage over steel coasters, assuming you're looking for palm-sweating thrills: they sway a lot more.†   (source)
  • And when she first told me she had Nievitas at fifteen, I assumed that meant she got pregnant when she was fifteen.†   (source)
  • I just assumed….†   (source)
  • As a Christian, one assumes great compassion.†   (source)
  • The two employees who were serving drinks dropped their trays and assumed a defensive stance.†   (source)
  • "I used to assume that the direction of 'progress' was somehow inevitable, not to be questioned," she writes.†   (source)
  • They had assumed that Cape Fear would grab second place.†   (source)
  • I rather assumed you were a movie star.†   (source)
  • It was an assumed thing.†   (source)
  • I assumed the ogres meant to go to the fork in the road and proceed to their Fens.†   (source)
  • I assumed the position.†   (source)
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