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Automotive Instructor

Rusty Steele

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Quote Of The Week

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

― Albert Einstein

Ponderable Of The Week

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Bible Verse Of The Week

Word Of The Week

assume

[ uh-soom ]

verb

Verb (used with object),as·sumed, as·sum·ing.

  1. to take for granted or without proof: to assume that everyone wants peace.

  2. to take upon oneself; undertake: to assume an obligation.

  1. to take over the duties or responsibilities of: to assume the office of treasurer.

  2. to take on (a particular character, quality, mode of life, etc.); adopt: He assumed the style of an aggressive go-getter.

  3. to take on; be invested or endowed with: The situation assumed a threatening character.

  4. to pretend to have or be; feign: to assume a humble manner.

  5. to appropriate or arrogate; seize; usurp: to assume a right to oneself; to assume control.

Verb (used without object),as·sumed, as·sum·ing.

  1. to take something for granted; presume.

 

Origin of assume

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English (from Anglo-French assumer ), from Latin assūmere “to take to, adopt,” equivalent to as- “toward” + sūmere “to take up”

EXAMPLES OF ASSUME

 

  • Bishop Garrison, assuming a newly created role, will directly advise Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on diversity and inclusion issues.
    The Pentagon is taking a major step to deal with its diversity problems | Alex Ward | February 12, 2021 | Vox

  • Covington, who began disparaging Usman months before their fight, assumed a more vitriolic tone than Woodley, provoking several confrontations including one in the Palms Casino Resort buffet line the day after Usman defeated Woodley.
    As Kamaru Usman edges toward UFC greatness, his former teammate wants to stop him | Glynn A. Hill | February 12, 2021 | Washington Post

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Joke of the Week

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Something To Think About . . .

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

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