taken for granted

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj taken for granted evident without proof or argument "an axiomatic truth","we hold these truths to be self-evident"
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Quotations

  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand%20Russell
    “In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”
  • Dr. Joyce Brothers
    Dr. Joyce Brothers
    “Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life.”
  • Elizabeth Bowen
    Elizabeth%20Bowen
    “All your youth you want to have your greatness taken for granted; when you find it taken for granted, you are unnerved.”
  • M. Grundler
    M. Grundler
    “It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.”
  • Iris Murdoch
    Iris%20Murdoch
    “There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.”
  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham%20Lewis
    “Revolution today is taken for granted, and in consequence becomes rather dull.”

Usage

In literature:

Sapience is something that's just taken for granted.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
Nancy's devotion was taken for granted, as was her happiness.
"The Shield of Silence" by Harriet T. Comstock
He had taken it for granted that the steamer would come to pick them up, or in other words, to capture the forty prisoners.
"Within The Enemy's Lines" by Oliver Optic
That she was good is taken for granted.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
Nothing must be taken for granted, and nothing must be assumed.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
I had taken that love for granted until something happened.
"The Place Beyond the Winds" by Harriet T. Comstock
It is taken for granted.
"My Second Year of the War" by Frederick Palmer
Doesn't he know that nothing in this world can be taken for granted?
"Madame Flirt" by Charles E. Pearce
Among Catholics, that can be taken for granted.
"Hugh" by Arthur Christopher Benson
It involved pain, resistance, a stern revision of things hitherto taken for granted.
"Some Diversions of a Man of Letters" by Edmund William Gosse
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In news:

The US women's basketball team is taken for granted .
Black Vote Again Taken for Granted .
The Black Vote AGAIN Taken for Granted .
Team USA being taken for granted .
Kareem has always been taken for granted .
With Cards' magic number at 1, nothing should be taken for granted .
Forgotten and taken for granted .
IT used to be taken for granted that as economies grew, they would use more oil.
Frequently, I have taken the normal things at the school for granted.
Access to the Internet and connectivity are often taken for granted by people living in urban and suburban communities.
Not that an evening with the country music icon is ever taken for granted, but it just seems like Willie's really fond of North Texas these days.
Furnishings taken for granted – and all missing from Bernice Montanez's new.
It's close by, it's always been there, so it gets taken for granted.
The government began 1995 with a burst of initiatives and administrative changes that might have seemed bold at the time, but they succeeded well enough that they're taken for granted today.
I love garlic and it gets taken for granted so often.
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In science:

Classical radial-velocity planet search programs have brought observational evidence that even spectroscopic binaries can host circumstellar giant planets, a fact that was not taken for granted previously.
Probing the Impact of Stellar Duplicity on Planet Occurrence with Spectroscopic and Imaging Observations
We should also mention a paper by Berezin , in which it is taken for granted that the same minimal action principle is valid both for holonomic and non-holonomic systems, with the constraints taken into account using the multiplication rule in the calculus of variations.
On non-holonomic systems and variational principles
But here is where Bell’s theorem is taken for granted.
The shadow interpretation versus quantum paradoxes
Some results will always simply be taken for granted.
Analyzing Problem Solving Using Math in Physics: Epistemological Framing via Warrants
Tileable sequences and T -nomial coefficients The Kwa´sniewski upside-down notation [6, 7], invented in the spirit of Knuth is being here taken for granted.
Generalization of Fibonomial Coefficients
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