• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Assumable That may be assumed.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil
    • assumable Capable of being assumed or taken for granted.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Assuming that all the offspring survived, 190,000,000,000,000,000,000 flies could be produced in four months by the offspring of a single pair of flies.
    • adjs Assumable that may be assumed
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Beware of assumptions! Whatever you assume to be possible -- or impossible will have a tendency to become real for you.”
  • Alan Bennett
    Alan Bennett
    “Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have.”
  • Georg Hegel
    “The Few assume to be the deputies, but they are often only the despoilers of the Many.”
  • John P. Mascotte
    John P. Mascotte
    “Never make the mistake of assuming the critters will beat a path to your door.”
  • Francoise Sagan
    Francoise Sagan
    “It seems to me that there are two kinds of trickery: the fronts people assume before one another's eyes, and the front a writer puts on the face of reality.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The devil has the power to assume a pleasing shape.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. assumĕread, to, sumĕre, sumptum, to take.


In literature:

And forthwith Lodz assumed all the characteristics of a German city.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
Both the British and the German stories of the battle assume that he was surprised.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
This great victory was the last act of General Nivelle before assuming the chief command of the French armies on the western front.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
And why had her husband assumed the same name?
"The Film of Fear" by Arnold Fredericks
This does not necessarily follow, though we have assumed it.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Isham assumed a grave expression.
"A Waif of the Mountains" by Edward S. Ellis
She assumed an air of surprise.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
Flirtation may assume very different forms according to education and temperament.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
When any one of these is thought, the other is assumed.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
Her convictions were quite as strong as his, though they did not assume the same form.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

"Summer has passed away,
With every smiling scene,
And nature in decay
Assumes a mournful mien.
"To A Flower" by Margaret Davidson
The bloom of the plum
And the nect'rine's perfume
Were deserted, in turn,
A fresh love to assume;
"The Dew-Drop: A Metrical Fantasy" by Samuel Lover
That you have all heard of Hume
I tacitly assume;
But you didn’t know, perhaps,
That his parents were Lapps.
"Clerihew – Hume" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Then did the cheek of Rudiger
Assume a death-pale hue,
And on his clammy forehead stood
The cold convulsive dew;
"Rudiger - A Ballad" by Robert Southey
Now he appears almost divine,
Like innocence and love;
But the old serpent lurks within
When he assumes the dove.
"Hymn 157" by Isaac Watts
Under the still sky's violet
The heat throbs on the air….
The white road's dusty radiance
Assumes a dark glare.
"The Day's March" by Robert Nichols

In news:

We assume that, when we're faced with a really hard problem, the best response is to stay focused, to lavish the dilemma with deliberate thought.
Your June 25 news story about the political disunity of Asian-Americans assumed that something was wrong with the political behavior of Asian-Americans.
Earlier this season, when Hank Steinbrenner suggested that right-hander Mike Mussina learn to pitch more like left-hander Jamie Moyer, most assumed it was just another example of Hank's verbiage and logic gone awry.
The Land Office, which assumed custodianship of the Alamo under a state law last year, has been conducting inventories of documents and artifacts at the site.
File photo The Kalamazoo City Commission pictured recently taking the Pledge of Allegiance after formally assuming office.
Kim Jong Un is expected by many experts to assume leadership of North Korea.
We can only assume that the US VAR market just isn't that important to Acer, especially after Dell moved in on its territory, signing deals with Ingram and Tech Data.
Iwas so young when I started playing " Dungeons & Dragons" that I assumed Gary Gygax, the game's creator, wasn't real -- just as I figured there'd never been a Walt Disney or burger chefs named McDonald.
The easel shows indications of fire, so I would assume the easel was in use between those dates.
Jeff Eger Assumes Leadership of WEF.
Said one PD employee about Egger 's departure: "We're assuming it's just so he doesn't have blood on his hands.".
Since there is little reason to assume that the elasticity of oil demand has changed significantly (do we have more options for doing without oil than we did ten or twenty years ago?
(Sept 13, 2007) For whatever reason, probably because I write about music, people tend to assume I am a musician.
For whatever reason, probably because I write about music, people tend to assume I am a musician.
Veteran of leftist politics, Ayatollah Mohammad Mousavi Khoeiniha, may assume more prominent role following arrests of opposition leaders.

In science:

Here by M a we mean φ(a), where φ : R → GL(n, R) is a 1-parameter subgroup with φ(1) = M (we are assuming that M lies on such a subgroup, which can be assumed after squaring M ).
Problems on the geometry of finitely generated solvable groups
Instead of assuming that γ is free of sextactic points, we make the following weaker assumptions: We assume that the osculating conic Ct at γ (t) crosses γ in γ (t) for every t ∈ (0, 1).
Sextactic points on a simple closed curve
We can assume that each couple of M5–branes does intersect along the 5An other condition for the validity of this formula, which we can reasonably assume to hold in our case, is that the minimum excitation level h0 should be small: h0 ≪ cL .
Microscopic entropy of the most general four-dimensional BPS black hole
However, even if it seems reasonable to assume that the attachment is proportional to the number of already existing links, there is no specific reason to assume that the coefficient of proportionally is the same for every node.
Growing Random Networks with Fitness
Assume that deposition and evaporation takes place in contact with a gas where the atoms only appear in molecular dimer form X2 , and assume that such dimers can only land and depart from the interface when aligned with the surface.
Anomalous Roughness, Localization, and Globally Constrained Random Walks