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Sample sentences for the GRE study word assumption

assumption can be used as a noun

1.There was no expression of surprise, no assumption of an inability to understand his meaning. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.Levin rather disliked his holiday attitude to life and a sort of free and easy assumption of elegance. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
3."This is very curious" said I, with the best assumption I could put on of its being nothing more to me. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
4.'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. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
5.In the first place, the implied assumption that one sees with the eye alone is wron. - from The Practice and Science Of Drawing by Harold Speed
6.You are perfectly correct in your assumption that her vehemence against Alfred Inglethorp is too violent to be natural but you are quite wrong in the deduction you draw from it. - from The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
7.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. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
8.It was with considerable difficulty that I won him over to the assumption of a dress more like a prosperous farmer's and we arranged that he should cut his hair close, and wear a little powder. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
9."But," I said, "surely you are not quite correct, for you start on the assumption that all the poor people, or their spirits, will have to take their tombstones with them on the Day of Judgment. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
10.Those ideas are called both images and hypotheses--images because they are clothed in sense, hypotheses because they are assumptions only, until they are brought into connexion with the idea of good. - from The Republic by Plato

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