ASSUMPTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ASSUMPTION
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  something taken for accepted as true without proof; taking over or taking possession of
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
2  She drew back from him with a desperate assumption of scorn.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
3  On this assumption, in fact, the early part of the following day was lived through.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 3
4  Carol did not resent their assumption that she was too ignorant to be admitted to masculine mysteries.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
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.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVI
7  There was no expression of surprise, no assumption of an inability to understand his meaning.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLIV
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.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VI
9  The supercilious assumption was that on Sunday afternoon I had nothing better to do.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
10  Levin rather disliked his holiday attitude to life and a sort of free and easy assumption of elegance.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 8
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.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 5
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.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In XIV
13  Such an assumption is the arrogance of peoples irreverent toward Time and ignorant of the deeds of men.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In XIV
14  A thousand years ago such an assumption, easily possible, would have made it difficult for the Teuton to prove his right to life.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In XIV
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.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  Traditional economic analysis is premised on the assumption that more is better.
2  The most frightening assumption in this world is that most people assume you are intelligent.
3  We are working on the assumption that everyone invited will turn up.
4  Dr Subroto questioned the scientific assumption on which the global warming theory is based.
5  The assumption that growth in one country benefits the whole world is highly dubious.
6  In a sense, the very institution of literary criticism is concrete testimony of this assumption.
7  It is very likely that your assumption is wrong.
8  There is an assumption that a state will protect its citizens.
9  A lot of people make the assumption that poverty only exists in the Third World.
10  The young princess made the foolish assumption that the regent would not object to power.
11  Describing time as a dimension is a natural assumption.
12  Feminists should be delighted by their enlightened commitment to sexual equality, their assumption that what's sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose, too.
13  The assumptions made about the economy's rate of growth proved to be incorrect.
14  Your argument is based on a set of questionable assumptions.
15  We need to challenge some of the basic assumptions of western philosophy.