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Yet that assumption is at the very basis of modern Christianity.

His assumption that his absence had been noticed rather nettled his hearer.

It is vain, perhaps—preposterous in its assumption—but our sole and only hope.

With the assumption that I might be within hearing, De Boer tried to trap me.

Such an assumption is based on false conception of the psychology of suggestion.

The whole theory of Lamarck was based on the assumption that this could be done.

“As I said before, it is my affair,” he responded, with an assumption of indifference.

And did we not mean by becoming, and being destroyed, the assumption of being and the loss of being?

We have to work out all the consequences which follow on the assumption that the one is.

For the assertion of the permanence of good is only based on the assumption of its objective character.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "the reception, uncorrupted, of the Virgin Mary into Heaven," also the Church festival (Aug. 15) commemorating this, Feast of the Assumption, from Old French assumpcion and directly from Latin assumptionem (nominative assumptio) "a taking, receiving," noun of action from past participle stem of assumere (see assume). Meaning "minor premise of a syllogism" is late 14c. Meaning "appropriation of a right or possession" is mid-15c. Meaning "action of taking for oneself" is recorded from 1580s; that of "something taken for granted" is from 1620s.

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