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assume
used in The Remains of the Day

10 uses
  • I naturally assumed at first that they were a group of friends out together for the evening.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (94% in)
  • So it was, I assume, that he felt immediately able to talk to me in a businesslike and trusting way, and by the end of our meeting, he had left me with the administration of a not inconsiderable sum to meet the costs of a wide range of preparations for his coming residency.
    Prologue (22% in)
  • There were dots in some of the distant fields which I assumed to be sheep.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (14% in)
  • This afternoon - I arrived in Salisbury at around three thirty - when I entered my address in her register as 'Darlington Hall', I could see her look at me with some trepidation, assuming no doubt that I was some gentleman used to such places as the Ritz or the Dorchester and that I would storm out of her guest house on being shown my room.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (17% in)
  • In response to further letters in _A Quarterly—, the Society justified its stance by saying that while it accepted some correspondents' views that certain butlers of excellent quality were to be found in the houses of businessmen, 'the assumption had to be that the houses of _true— ladies and gentlemen would not refrain long from acquiring the services of any such persons'.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (45% in)
  • I naturally assumed you were using your dustpan and had left it out in the hall.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (13% in)
  • I decided therefore to occupy myself with some further tasks in the billiard room, assuming she would after a while see the ludicrousness of her position and leave.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (17% in)
  • At least one assumed he had been watching the sky, there being little else to view from his small window other than roof-tiles and guttering.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (27% in)
  • For instance, if we were discussing some future large occasion to be held at the house, I might put in: "That is, Miss Kenton, assuming you are still with us at that stage."
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (10% in)
  • I assumed this exchange with his lordship would be of some interest to Miss Kenton, and I decided it only proper to mention it to her - even at the risk of getting her angry again.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (11% in)

There are no more uses of "assume" in The Remains of the Day.

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