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assume
used in Queen of Babble

8 uses
  • Which I assume means you took an old gown and fixed it up?
  • We're almost to the car—a small red compact, exactly what I'd expect a middle-aged teacher to drive—when I hear a shriek, and look around to see the little girl from the plane standing next to an SUV with her mother and an older couple I can only assume are her grandparents.
  • When we finally turn onto the street I recognize as Andrew's from the care packages I've been sending him all summer—boxes filled with his favorite American candy, Necco wafers, and Marlboro Lights, his preferred brand of cigarettes (though I don't smoke myself, and assume Andrew will quit well before the first baby is born)—I'm feeling much better about things than I had been back in the parking garage.
  • Obviously, I assumed he was being ironic, or possibly that it was laundry day.
  • I assume he's joking, since Château Mirac is hardly a dump.
  • I recognized the car, you see, and I just assumed...you must forgive me.
  • This, I assume, is Vicky's long-awaited dad.
  • He just looks so gorgeous standing there in the sunlight with his broad shoulders and freshly shaved face and, oh God, becauseI can't keep a secret, do I go around assuming no one else can, either?

There are no more uses of "assume" in Queen of Babble.

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