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assume
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

30 uses
  • In that immense horizon, which assumed so many aspects about him, his contemplation was concentrated on a single point.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (54% in)
  • ...ambassadors charged with concluding the marriage between the dauphin and Marguerite of Flanders, had made its entry into Paris, to the great annoyance of M. le Cardinal de Bourbon, who, for the sake of pleasing the king, had been obliged to assume an amiable mien towards this whole rustic rabble of Flemish burgomasters, and to regale them at his Hôtel de Bourbon, with a very "pretty morality, allegorical satire, and farce," while a driving rain drenched the magnificent tapestries at...
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (4% in)
  • Then a great hurly-burly ensued; a vast movement of feet, hands, and heads; a general outbreak of coughs and handkerchiefs; each one arranged himself, assumed his post, raised himself up, and grouped himself.
    1.1.1 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 1 — The Grand Hall (86% in)
  • Luckily, some one came to rescue him from his embarrassment, and assume the responsibility.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (7% in)
  • That day, at the Ponceau Fountain, there were wild men and women, who fought and assumed many aspects, as they sang little motets and bergerettes.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (32% in)
  • Let the reader imagine all these grotesque figures of the Pont Neuf, those nightmares petrified beneath the hand of Germain Pilon, assuming life and breath, and coming in turn to stare you in the face with burning eyes; all the masks of the Carnival of Venice passing in succession before your glass,—in a word, a human kaleidoscope.
    1.1.5 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 5 — Quasimodo (21% in)
  • Assuming an air of importance, he replied,— "It is a Latin word which means 'sun.'
    1.2.7 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 7 — A Bridal Night (94% in)
  • If we had leisure to examine with the reader, one by one, the diverse traces of destruction imprinted upon the old church, time's share would be the least, the share of men the most, especially the men of art, since there have been individuals who assumed the title of architects during the last two centuries.
    1.3.1 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 1 — Notre-Dame (5% in)
  • One might almost say that he had assumed its form, as the snail takes on the form of its shell.
    1.4.3 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 3 — Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse (14% in)
  • What bent had it contracted, what form had it assumed beneath that knotted envelope, in that savage life?
    1.4.3 — Vol 1 Bk 4 Chpt 3 — Immanis Pecoris Custos, Immanior Ipse (24% in)
  • Claude assumed the majestic and pontifical attitude of a Samuel.
    1.5.1 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 1 — Abbas Beati Martini (74% in)
  • Feudalism demands to share with theocracy, while awaiting the inevitable arrival of the people, who will assume the part of the lion: ~Quia nominor leo~.
    1.5.2 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 2 — This Will Kill That (26% in)
  • Genius, scattered in the masses, repressed in every quarter under feudalism as under a ~testudo~ of brazen bucklers, finding no issue except in the direction of architecture,—gushed forth through that art, and its Iliads assumed the form of cathedrals.
    1.5.2 — Vol 1 Bk 5 Chpt 2 — This Will Kill That (38% in)
  • "Ah my dear," interrupted provincial Mahiette, assuming in her turn an air of superiority, "what would you say then, if you had seen in '61, at the consecration at Reims, eighteen years ago, the horses of the princes and of the king's company?
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (10% in)
  • Can one be more white and blonde? are not her hands perfect? and that neck—does it not assume all the curves of the swan in ravishing fashion?
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (21% in)
  • All at once his deep-set eye assumed so sagacious and penetrating an expression, that Gringoire felt himself, so to speak, searched to the bottom of the soul by that glance.
    2.7.2 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 2 — A Priest and a Philosopher are.... (51% in)
  • "Brother," replied the scholar, making an effort to assume a decent, pitiful, and modest mien, and twirling his cap in his hands with an innocent air; "I am come to ask of you—"
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (63% in)
  • Accordingly, he assumed an extremely soft tone and began,— "My good brother, do you hate me to such a degree as to look savagely upon me because of a few mischievous cuffs and blows distributed in a fair war to a pack of lads and brats, ~quibusdam marmosetis~?
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (73% in)
  • At this audacious declaration, the archdeacon's visage assumed a thoroughly pedagogical and paternal expression.
    2.7.4 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 4 — ANARKH (75% in)
  • The captain's face assumed an expression of mingled surprise and disdain, of carelessness and libertine passion.
    2.7.8 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 8 — The Utility of Windows Which.... (64% in)
  • I merely assume that there is some sorcery about it, since the official is present at the trial.
    2.8.1 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 1 — The Crown Changed into a Dry Leaf (29% in)
  • Fleur-de-Lys was his last passion but one, a pretty girl, a charming dowry; accordingly, one fine morning, quite cured, and assuming that, after the lapse of two months, the Bohemian affair must be completely finished and forgotten, the amorous cavalier arrived on a prancing horse at the door of the Gondelaurier mansion.
    2.8.6 — Vol 2 Bk 8 Chpt 6 — Three Human Hearts Differently.... (14% in)
  • He had assumed a tranquil air; he said to her,— "Would you like to have me bring him to you?"
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (42% in)
  • Fortunately, for the young girl was beginning to resist but feebly, the door of the balcony suddenly opened once more and an old dame appeared; the beauty seemed confused, the officer assumed an air of displeasure, and all three withdrew.
    2.9.4 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 4 — Earthenware and Crystal (66% in)
  • He assumed that it could be no one but he.
    2.9.6 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 6 — Continuation of the Key to.... (51% in)
  • As he uttered these monstrous words, he assumed the mien of Ajax, expecting to see the lightnings descend upon his head.
    2.10.2 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 2 — Turn Vagabond (82% in)
  • Their innumerable sculptures of demons and dragons assumed a lugubrious aspect.
    2.10.4 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 4 — An Awkward Friend (65% in)
  • As he felt the king's pulse, Coictier assumed an air of greater and greater alarm.
    2.10.5 — Vol 2 Bk 10 Chpt 5 — The Retreat in which.... (70% in)
  • The poor mother assumed as indifferent an air as she could, and replied,— "I know not what you mean."
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (64% in)
  • The owl often assumes this oblique attitude.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (32% in)

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