• WordNet 3.6
    • v re-assume take on again, as after a time lapse "He re-assumed his old behavior"
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  • Diane Sawyer
    Diane Sawyer
    “People assume you can't be shy and be on television. They're wrong.”


In literature:

Assume you're the local policeman.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
You're assuming that I might be interested in the investigation.
"The Monk of Hambleton" by Armstrong Livingston
No: let me all the monarch re-assume; Exert my power, and be myself again.
"The Earl of Essex" by Henry Jones
The moment they catch us snooping they'll assume we're enemies.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Diana, when she re-assumes her proper person, has not a word of reproach to level at him.
"Life of John Keats" by William Michael Rossetti
Or ought I to prove my human intelligence by assuming on logical grounds that you're Miss Fiske?
"The Destroying Angel" by Louis Joseph Vance
It had been generally assumed that Boggs would go unopposed for re-election.
"The Colonists" by Raymond F. Jones
I assume that you're in constant contact with the capitol?
"Check and Checkmate" by Walter Miller
You're assuming, all this time, that this man is a rogue and a cheat.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
And now Trevethlan Castle re-assumed its usual appearance.
"Trevethlan: Volume 1" by William Davy Watson

In poetry:

His comrades are his own high fancies
And thoughts in which his soul romances;
And every part of heaven or earth
He visits, lo, assumes new worth;
And touched with loftier traits and trances
Re-shines as with a lovelier birth.
"The Poet" by Madison Julius Cawein

In news:

I think a lot of people assume that if you've been vaccinated against a disease that that's it, that you're now, you know, immune.
Don't assume you're beyond salvation.
It's getting to be that point in the season where owners need to start thinking about setting their playoff roster (assuming, of course, you're still in the hunt).
And what would it be if Barack Obama were re-elected, assuming Congress goes along with the candidates' proposals.
For most of the last two years, if not the last four, many conservatives and Republicans assumed that Barack Obama could not be re-elected.
Assuming you haven't bought it yet, we're giving you a chance to win it.
I ask defensively, assuming they're giving me only the culinary news because I write about food.
Assuming you're in the need for something with room for seven.
This, we're assuming, is a little more involved than that, unless the Russians pave their roads very, very deep.
People don't assume you're unable to do things.
You assume they're to be found at a restaurant that ends in a vowel, right.
New owners have assumed the helm at the Inn at Steamboat , and they're offering something that the base area has long lacked—cozy, service-oriented accommodation near the lifts.
Don't assume you're stuck with the color of your stucco.
The player assumes the role of Shrek, Donkey, or Princess Fiona (or Lord Farquaad, if you're playing in multiplay mode).
Some things get repeated so often in sports (and in life) that they're assumed to be true.

In science:

The galaxies were re-fitted using Eqn. 5 but now assuming a fixed β = 2.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
The dust mass has to be re-calculated if a colder component is present, and will always be higher than if only one temperature is assumed.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
The effect of the disorder in this model has been considered both analytically and numerically, by assuming a distribution of values for the variable r, linked to the reflectivity of the scatterers.
Modeling the propagation of a signal through a layered nanostructure: Connections between the statistical properties of waves and random walks
In a cluster, re/lB ≃ 10−15 , and thus it is tempting to assume that electrons are tied to field lines.
Thermal conduction and particle transport in strong MHD turbulence, with application to galaxy-cluster plasmas
The beam splitter has been assumed to be perfectly lossless — if a photon is not transmitted it must be reflected.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments