Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Assumed by one's own act or authority: as, a self-assumed title.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Assumed by one's own act, or without authority.
“It means that they have taken on a self-assumed, ideologically charged and wholly illegitimate role as social engineers.”
“The Obama administration is no more willing to speak to Israel without preconditions than it is Iran, and our self-assumed King is just plain annoyed that they would treat him as a strategic partner — perhaps even a wayward and/or inept one — and not as their master.”
“For all our self-assumed scientific sophistication, for all our scans and labs and genetic analyses, healing has not been made all that much more understandable or all that much less mysterious.”
“Always be wary of a self-assumed authority based on charism.”
“Due in some part to the many regular posters of your ilk who home in and scorn and scoff at Melanie and keep us informed with their self-assumed superior wisdom and knowledge.”
“In the end, however, it was psychologists 'self-assumed importance that carried the day on the torture issue.”
“Just like most academics in western hemisphere, Leigh is pretty intimidated by either his self-assumed integrity that he thinks is associated with using copyrights, which itself is an absurd idea and also because of the institutional intimidation and consequences of talking against copyright in the contemporary system.”
“Aimless, shallow, apathetic or fadishly political youth are nothing new, but those of this decade marched under no self-assumed collective identity.”
“Journalists hate the idea that others have pushed into their self-assumed, god-given right to be the only ones allowed to write and be read.”
“Likewise, his "best and brightest" comment, rather than a jibe at those who have chosen to serve, is really almost a jibe at those self-assumed elite who eschew service.”
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