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assume
used in The Great Gatsby

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
I assume it's true
Definition
to accept something as true without proof
  • The supercilious assumption was that on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do.
    p. 24.8
assumption = something treated as true

(editor's note:  Supercilious is a synonym for arrogant. Here Tom wanted Nick to meet Myrtle and had no respect for Nick's preferences.)
There are no more uses of "assume" flagged with this meaning in The Great Gatsby.

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2  —4 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
  • My own face had now assumed a deep tropical burn.
    p. 86.9
assumed = took on (the appearance of)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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.
    p. 44.9
  • 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.
    p. 51.4
  • assumed = took on
  • 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."
    p. 126.4
assumed = took on
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