Related formsas·sum·ing·ly, adverbself-as·sum·ing, adjective
Definition for assuming (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), as·sumed, as·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), as·sumed, as·sum·ing.
Origin of assume
Related formsas·sum·er, nouno·ver·as·sume, verb (used with object), o·ver·as·sumed, o·ver·as·sum·ing.pre·as·sume, verb (used with object), pre·as·sumed, pre·as·sum·ing.re·as·sume, verb (used with object), re·as·sumed, re·as·sum·ing.
Examples from the Web for assuming
But assuming things were ever that hopeful, heaven was short-lived, and trouble followed.
What ISIS can do with the drone, assuming one is in their hands, is an open question.
Assuming he sticks it out, the election will be thrown into the Vermont state house, where Democrats have a sizeable advantage.
Assuming that members of Congress who live in D.C. are adults, they, too, will be permitted to get stoned at their leisure.Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?|Abby Haglage|November 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Assuming you go into an office, chances are every day is casual Friday.This One Picture of Telly Savalas Refutes All Fears That Progress Has Ended|Nick Gillespie|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Nor I,” declared Bentley, with no need of assuming a part to say it.Claim Number One|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
I am assuming, of course, that the company knows its own interests just as well as you and your fellow workmen know yours.The Common Sense of Socialism|John Spargo
Surely I am right in assuming that to live for others is unselfish, and that you recognize it as being so.Paths of Judgement|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Assuming the milk to be normal in character, success depends on the use of a proper combination of these factors.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
The assuming a character ourselves, or the seeing others assume an imaginary character, is an enjoyment natural to humanity.Chronicles of the Canongate|Sir Walter Scott