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used in The Poisonwood Bible

7 uses
  • They have assumed the shape of everything he stole.
    Book 7 — The Eyes in the Trees (56% in)
  • A foreign mother and child assuming themselves in charge, suddenly slapped down to nothing by what they all saw us to be.
    Book 2 — Revelation (3% in)
  • I'd seen those Mark Eden advertisements in the backs of comic books, which promised things embarrasing to look at, and so I assumed that building a hope chest was a question of exercising the muscles of the chest, to get busts.
    Book 2 — Revelation (63% in)
  • We were only in it for the short run anyhow—we assumed He would be gone by the end of the week, the same as all others.
    Book 3 — Judges (3% in)
  • Perhaps he is unimpressed because he assumed all along this would happen.
    Book 3 — Judges (70% in)
  • "You just can't assume that what's right or wrong for us is the same as what was right or wrong for them," she said.
    Book 5 — Exodus (87% in)
  • Never having known a white person before, they assume I must know Mobutu and all important Americans personally.
    Book 5 — Exodus (95% in)

There are no more uses of "assume" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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