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assume
used in The Souls of Black Folk

15 uses
  • Such an assumption is the arrogance of peoples irreverent toward Time and ignorant of the deeds of men.
    Chapter 14 (83% in)
  • Before his experiment was barely started, however, the problem of the fugitives had assumed such proportions that it was taken from the hands of the over-burdened Treasury Department and given to the army officials.
    Chapter 2 (11% in)
  • Thus did the United States government definitely assume charge of the emancipated Negro as the ward of the nation.
    Chapter 2 (31% in)
  • Any man might well have hesitated to assume charge of such a work, with vast responsibilities, indefinite powers, and limited resources.
    Chapter 2 (32% in)
  • On May 12, 1865, Howard was appointed; and he assumed the duties of his office promptly on the 15th, and began examining the field of work.
    Chapter 2 (35% in)
  • Today even the attitude of the Southern whites toward the blacks is not, as so many assume, in all cases the same; the ignorant Southerner hates the Negro, the workingmen fear his competition, the money-makers wish to use him as a laborer, some of the educated see a menace in his upward development, while others—usually the sons of the masters—wish to help him to rise.
    Chapter 3 (83% in)
  • Such natural questions cannot be evaded, nor on the other hand must a Nation naturally skeptical as to Negro ability assume an unfavorable answer without careful inquiry and patient openness to conviction.
    Chapter 6 (50% in)
  • It is so much easier to assume that we know it all.
    Chapter 8 (6% in)
  • The Black Belt was not, as many assumed, a movement toward fields of labor under more genial climatic conditions; it was primarily a huddling for self-protection,—a massing of the black population for mutual defence in order to secure the peace and tranquillity necessary to economic advance.
    Chapter 8 (67% in)
  • After Emancipation, it was the plain duty of some one to assume this group leadership and training of the Negro laborer.
    Chapter 9 (20% in)
  • We cannot hope, then, in this generation, or for several generations, that the mass of the whites can be brought to assume that close sympathetic and self-sacrificing leadership of the blacks which their present situation so eloquently demands.
    Chapter 9 (34% in)
  • Can the modern organization of industry, assuming as it does free democratic government and the power and ability of the laboring classes to compel respect for their welfare,—can this system be carried out in the South when half its laboring force is voiceless in the public councils and powerless in its own defence?
    Chapter 9 (49% in)
  • For such dealing with criminals, white or black, the South had no machinery, no adequate jails or reformatories; its police system was arranged to deal with blacks alone, and tacitly assumed that every white man was ipso facto a member of that police.
    Chapter 9 (61% in)
  • The silently growing assumption of this age is that the probation of races is past, and that the backward races of to-day are of proven inefficiency and not worth the saving.
    Chapter 14 (83% in)
  • A thousand years ago such an assumption, easily possible, would have made it difficult for the Teuton to prove his right to life.
    Chapter 14 (84% in)

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