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assume
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

16 uses
  • Culture-bearing books challenge cultural value assumptions and often do so at a time when the culture is changing in favor of their challenge.
    Afterward (22% in)
  • You can prove the practicality of planned parenthood till you get tired of listening to yourself and it's going to go nowhere because your antagonist isn't buying the assumption that anything socially practical is good per se.
    Part 1 (10% in)
  • I didn't check it carefully because I assumed the rain had caused the engine failure.
    Part 1 (24% in)
  • I didn't understand then how foolish quick assumptions like that are.
    Part 1 (24% in)
  • This is the ghost of normal everyday assumptions which declares that the ultimate purpose of life, which is to keep alive, is impossible, but that this is the ultimate purpose of life anyway, so that great minds struggle to cure diseases so that people may live longer, but only madmen ask why.
    Part 1 (90% in)
  • For years scientific truth had been beyond the possibility of a doubt; the logic of science was infallible, and if the scientists were sometimes mistaken, this was assumed to be only from their mistaking its rules.
    Part 3 (52% in)
  • Lobachevski assumes at the start that through a given point can be drawn two parallels to a given straight.
    Part 3 (52% in)
  • Let's consider a reevaluation of the situation in which we assume that the stuckness now occurring, the zero of consciousness, isn't the worst of all possible situations, but the best possible situation you could be in.
    Part 3 (69% in)
  • The solution to the problem often at first seems unimportant or undesirable, but the state of stuckness allows it, in time, to assume its true importance.
    Part 3 (70% in)
  • But in scientific parlance the words for this absence of subject-object duality are scarce because scientific minds have shut themselves off from consciousness of this kind of understanding in the assumption of the formal dualistic scientific outlook.
    Part 3 (78% in)
  • Sometimes, when thinking about this, I thought that the idea that one person's mind is accessible to another's is just a conversational illusion, just a figure of speech, an assumption that makes some kind of exchange between basically alien creatures seem plausible, and that really the relationship of one person to another is ultimately unknowable.
    Part 3 (80% in)
  • From the lack of information about how one acquires this gumption one might assume that a person without any gumption is a hopeless case.
    Part 3 (84% in)
  • If you just deliberately assume you're not much good, then your gumption gets a boost when the facts prove this assumption is correct.
    Part 3 (91% in)
  • If you just deliberately assume you're not much good, then your gumption gets a boost when the facts prove this assumption is correct.
    Part 3 (91% in)
  • This way you can keep going until the time comes when the facts prove this assumption is incorrect.
    Part 3 (91% in)
  • The articles assumed a certain basic learning which he didn't have.
    Part 4 (12% in)

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