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uh suhmp shuhn

  • n  a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
    on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play
  • n  a hypothesis that is taken for granted
    any society is built upon certain assumptions
  • n  the act of taking possession of or power over something
    his assumption of office coincided with the trouble in Cuba
    the Nazi assumption of power in 1934
    he acquired all the company's assets for ten million dollars and the assumption of the company's debts
  • n  celebration in the Roman Catholic Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Dormition in the Eastern Orthodox Church
  • n  (Christianity) the taking up of the body and soul of the Virgin Mary when her earthly life had ended
  • n  audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to
  • n  the act of assuming or taking for granted
    your assumption that I would agree was unwarranted

  • The Globe not only on its editorial page but also in its news columns is an abscess of smug, unexamined left-wing assumption, which is just as unhealthy as smug, unexamined .
  • Normally, that would be a safe assumption but we're learning not to assume anything as the charcoal-dreary economic winter approaches.
  • As the Bronx-born daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants, Lopez, 36, has an outsider's hunger and a native's assumption of infinite possibility.
News & Articles


  • David Petraeus in New York Times
    My assumption of command represents a change in personnel, not a change in policy or strategy,General Petraeus said.
  • John Paul Stevens in Los Angeles Times
    As Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in dissent: "If taken seriously, our colleagues' assumption that the identity of a speaker has no relevance to the government's ability to regulate political speech would lead to some remarkable conclusions. Such...
  • Stephen Harper in Vancouver Sun
    These objectives were based on the assumption aboriginal cultures and spiritual beliefs were inferior and unequal,said Harper. "Indeed, some sought, as it was infamously said, 'to kill the Indian in the child.' "

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