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assume
used in 1984 by Orwell

2 meanings, 13 uses
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1  —11 uses as in:
I assume it's true
Definition
to accept something as true without proof
  • 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.
    p. 82.0
assumed = accepted as true (without proof)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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.
    p. 3.4
  • 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.
    p. 44.7
  • assume = accept as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • You could not invariably assume this to be the case when people were arrested.
    p. 45.9
  • assume = accept as true
  • In general you could not assume that you were much safer in the country than in London.
    p. 117.6
  • assume = accept as true
  • I assume that you have a hiding-place of some kind?
    p. 177.2
  • assume = accept as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • Science and technology were developing at a prodigious speed, and it seemed natural to assume that they would go on developing.
    p. 189.2
  • assume = accept as true (without really knowing for sure)
  • It had always been assumed that if the capitalist class were expropriated, Socialism must follow: and unquestionably the capitalists had been expropriated.
    p. 206.7
  • The older kind of Socialist, who had been trained to fight against something called 'class privilege' assumed that what is not hereditary cannot be permanent.
    p. 209.9
  • When you delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that everyone else sees the same thing as you.
    p. 249.3
  • assume = accept as true (without really knowing)
  • When we navigate the ocean, or when we predict an eclipse, we often find it convenient to assume that the earth goes round the sun and that the stars are millions upon millions of kilometres away.
    p. 266.1
assume = accept as true
There are no more uses of "assume" flagged with this meaning in 1984 by Orwell.

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2  —2 uses as in:
She assumed a false identity
Definition
to take on (adopt, wear, strike a pose or appearance of) — often while pretending or disguising
  • 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.
    p. 170.8
assumed = adopted (of the part he was playing)
  • 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?'
    p. 266.8

There are no more uses of "assume" flagged with this meaning in 1984 by Orwell.

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