- 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.p. 130.6
- When they leaned too hard on the partly glass candy counter, I wanted to tell them shortly to stand up and "assume the posture of a man," but Momma would have beaten me if I'd opened my mouth.p. 121.5
- Wrestling with my body to assume an upward arrangement, I saw a collage of Negro, Mexican and white faces outside the windows.p. 252.4
There are no more uses of "assume" in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
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