• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Assumedly By assumption.
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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
    • assumedly As is or may be assumed or taken for granted; presumably.
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  • John D. Rockefeller
    “It is wrong to assume that men of immense wealth are always happy.”
  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.”
  • William Blake
    “That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself a public property.”
  • Henry J. Kaiser
    Henry J. Kaiser
    “I make progress by having people around me who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.”
  • H. L. Mencken
    “Before a man speaks, it is always safe to assume that he is a fool. After he speaks it is seldom necessary to assume.”


In literature:

From him Garcia inherited the old method, it is safe to assume, in its entirety.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
As it was, I assumed the cryptograph to be English.
"The Short-story" by William Patterson Atkinson
Certain recent writers assume that the germ of the Osiris-conception was introduced into Egypt from abroad.
"The Evolution of the Dragon" by G. Elliot Smith
Oswald assumed a most taciturn manner, which convinced Dick that he was some high-born chap who had been on a "lark" and wished to keep "shady.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
The amount of outstanding claims which the United States agreed to assume was estimated at $3,750,000.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
Assuming this steam to be at 100 pounds gauge pressure, it will weigh 0.258 pound per cubic foot.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
All methods not particularised may be assumed by the reader to have come within my personal experience.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
Let us assume to arouse yourself you gave yourself a suggestion to open your eyes and be wide awake at the count of five.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
Troubles with the Archbishop and friars were revived on the Government being assumed by Juan de Nargas (1678-84).
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
The Don, therefore, had good reasons for assuming a character; and well did the old gentleman sustain it.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Each fiction under their command,
Assumes an air severely true,
And, every vision, wildly grand,
Life's measur'd pace and modest hue.
"Lines To Mr. Radcliffe, On First Reading The Mysteries Of Udolpho" by Matilda Betham
Almighty God, thy power assume,
Who wast, and art, and art to come:
Jesus, the Lamb who once was slain,
For ever live, for ever reign!
"Hymn 65" by Isaac Watts
Go then, my boy, to earth again,
Once more assume despotic pow'r;
For Modesty with her shall reign,
And Sense and Reason shall adore."
"Love" by Jane Bowdler
I watched their lowering, frowning edge,
Girt round with silver band,
Saw castles tall and towering ledge
Assume their forms so grand.
"On Brooklyn Bridge" by Jared Barhite
Though we assume with lapsing breath
Eternal is the sleep of death,
Would it not be divinely odd
To wake and find that - "God is God."
"Suppose?" by Robert W Service
The form assumes a prouder air,
And bends more graceful in the gale;
While, from its cup, of essence rare,
A richer hoard of sweets exhale.
"On The Regret Of Youth" by Matilda Betham

In news:

It was assumed that the tunic was lost in the ashes.
When his merrymaking animal friends realize that he's sad, they assume that something akin to extreme sports is in order.
So, we're assuming a "lug" is a hearty splash.
While it is true that in 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue (we'll assume that was the color), he did NOT set out to discover any land masses nor did he ever set foot in North America.
It probably stems from a certain pessimism: I assume there will be traffic, that there will be long lines at the airport, that it will take me a while to find the conference room, etc.
Of Manitowoc, Wis. Will assume a $2.7 million loan from the authority currently held by Scott Aluminum Corp. Of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Some students assume Donna Sinclair's Advanced Placement studio art course is a breeze because it lacks the exhausting three-hour exam that concludes other AP classes.
We Just Always Assumed This, Now We Know.
Not too long ago, I asked a friend, the mother of two daughters who are 9 and 13, whether she had ever taken her children to Disney World — a contractual obligation of parenthood, I assumed.
We assume that the data points in each cluster are well represented in low-dimensions by a PCA model.
Actors, when they turn director, usually assume that the human face and body are always the most interesting things on-screen.
Chris Collet , a leading contributor in the transit hybrid market, assumes the role of vice president, Bus and Hybrid Markets, for Vanner Inc after a long career with Allison Transmission and General Motors.
It's easy to crunch the numbers on thyroid cancer and assume it is a disease fast on the rise.
If a portion of piping route at begining at top of airlift be inclined , what is its effect on assumed capacity and blower specifications.
Assume a push-up position, but place your hands placed on a raised surface—such as a box, bench, ottoman or one of the steps of your stairs—instead of the floor.

In science:

Our main result extends [14, Theorem 5.1] in several ways: we allow more general weights, we do not assume identical distributions, we do not assume higher moments than three, and we prove multivariate convergence.
Asymptotic results for empirical measures of weighted sums of independent random variables
Subtracting the rank 1 matrix does not change the asymptotic of the spectrum, thus without loss of generality we may assume m = 0; rescaling the variables by σ > 0 we can assume E (X 2 j ) = 1.
Asymptotic results for empirical measures of weighted sums of independent random variables
Assume that we are given a subgraph A ∪ B of ˜C (p ,q ) , that will represent a set of paths already constructed, where A will be a certain ‘preferred region.’ Assume that A ∪ B is disjoint from C (q), and 0 ∈ A ∪ B .
Random walk on the incipient infinite cluster for oriented percolation in high dimensions
We may, increasing δ a little if necessary, assume that φ(z ) = 1 has no roots with Re z = δ ; in cases (iii), (iv) and (v) we may similarly assume that each λ ∈ Λ with Re λ > δ has φ′ (λ) 6= 0.
The size of random fragmentation trees
Again assume that R is regular of dimension d, and further assume that R contains a field k0 .
A law of large numbers for finite-range dependent random matrices