Sympathetic persons are apt to assume that every refined emotion must be ennobling.
I come before you and assume the Presidency at a moment rich with promise.
What if Remorse should assume the features of an injured friend?
"Go on before, and make a way for us," said the doctor, with an authority he had no right to assume.
This bantering is most pointed if we assume that Rosaline was dark rather than fair.
If we are unable to assume either of these postures, we may pray in any position.
Such a student cannot assume that Paul ever took anything for granted.
At forty if a man chooses to assume the role of Orlando he does it to perfection.
Nor did he understand why Mrs. Allen had expected him, or why Jane should assume that he had hunted them up.
It was quite a burden for this young man of twenty to assume.