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assume
used in And Then There Were None

2 meanings, 4 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
I assume it's true
Definition
to accept something as true without proof
  • Lombard said: "I suppose that's why we assumed it must be a stranger moving about up here."
    p. 124.6
assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • Mr. Justice Wargrave said: "You are assuming heresay to be evidence."
    p. 140.5
  • assuming = accepting as true (without proof)
  • In all this, I have assumed that the mystery of Indian Island will remain unsolved.
    p. 274.1
assumed = accepted as true (without really knowing)
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2  —1 use as in:
She assumed power
Definition
beginning to take power or responsibility
  • Now he assumed command with the ease born of a long habit of authority.
    p. 134.5
assumed = took on (power or responsibility)
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