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assume
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

20 uses
  • Somehow I'd assumed she'd be with Claire, especially given the fact that Claire would be getting ready for her heart transplant.
  • I always assumed I'd leave I-tier on one of those gurneys.
  • I had always assumed the latter was the case with Claire.
  • I assumed it was nerves about starting classes, but hours later—when she stood up to solve a math problem at the chalkboard—she passed out cold.
  • I had once before let myself be led by others, because I assumed they knew more than me.
  • Let me tell you what's wrong with that line of reasoning: it assumes that Elizabeth and Kurt were the only victims.
  • We're assuming that lethal injection is the only method, but that doesn't mean we're right.
  • I suppose in that case, it would make sense to be incognito—to pose as the least likely person anyone would ever assume to be the Messiah.
  • I would love to fight with Kurt over the size of If they had to die, I would have loved to have known in advance, so that I could take each second spent with them and know to hold on to it, instead of assuming there would be a million more.
  • I assumed it was construction; they'd been repaving the roads around here.
  • I had tried calling the priest now, but he wasn't answering his cell—I assumed he was on his way, that he'd been called, too.
  • Even that tiny bit of consideration—the fact that he wanted me to choose, instead of making an assumption—had made me realize why I loved him.
  • I'd assumed, when fire had been mentioned, that it was arson.
  • Would it be correct to assume, then, that there would be an additional outlay for the taxpayers of New Hampshire if a new gallows had to be constructed?
  • With any luck a few sympathetic people would assume that he was crying.
  • I should have known better than to assume all the planets had aligned for me.
  • I'm sure Christian assumed I meant slipping into lingerie.
  • I had always assumed they translated to reconnect.
  • The court's ordered us to assume brain death based on the measured drop and the fact that the inmate has stopped breathing.
  • I had already assumed he'd ask that; an execution bound people together much like any other massive emotional moment—a birth, an armed robbery, a marriage, a divorce.

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