1 All her plans for the day had been built on the assumption that it was to see her that Selden had come to Bellomont.
2 She drew back from him with a desperate assumption of scorn.
3 On this assumption, in fact, the early part of the following day was lived through.
4 Carol did not resent their assumption that she was too ignorant to be admitted to masculine mysteries.
5 Both Mr. Childers and Master Kidderminster walked in a curious manner; with their legs wider apart than the general run of men, and with a very knowing assumption of being stiff in the knees.
6 'Oh, yes, I know all about it,' replied the girl, laughing hysterically; and shaking her head from side to side, with a poor assumption of indifference.
7 There was no expression of surprise, no assumption of an inability to understand his meaning.
8 When I had started with the Time Machine, I had started with the absurd assumption that the men of the Future would certainly be infinitely ahead of ourselves in all their appliances.
9 The supercilious assumption was that on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do.
10 Levin rather disliked his holiday attitude to life and a sort of free and easy assumption of elegance.
11 Pestsov, who was standing beside him, was talking to him almost all the time, condemning the music for its excessive affected assumption of simplicity, and comparing it with the simplicity of the Pre-Raphaelites in painting.
12 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.
13 Such an assumption is the arrogance of peoples irreverent toward Time and ignorant of the deeds of men.
14 A thousand years ago such an assumption, easily possible, would have made it difficult for the Teuton to prove his right to life.
15 But he shook his head directly, ironically congratulated himself 'on his final assumption of the part of the gay Lothario,' and went off to his own room.