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taken for granted


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. evident without proof or argument


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  • It may be taken for granted that all these writers knew nothing of the detailed lives of Jacopone which appear in the fifteenth century.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • This legend, growing up when Western Europe was torn in pieces by the struggle about investitures, proves better than the most authentic documents how the right which Popes denied to Emperors was taken for granted in the case of an English king.

    William the Conqueror

  • They had taken for granted that I meant to break her in, and till I had made a house-woman of her like any other, would feel myself half a man.

    The Bull From The Sea

  • Or does anyone believe that an officers 'corps anywhere else in the world would subordinate the interests of the nation amid mouthings about' state authority, 'in the way that has been taken for granted in our country for the last five years, in fact, has been viewed as especially meritorious?

    Mein Kampf

  • That occasioned him no heart-burning, and cost him little in first-hand knowledge of what went on, since it was taken for granted that Hugh Beringar, in the absence of the sheriff, would be present at any meeting involving political matters, and would infallibly acquaint his other self with whatever emerged of importance.

    The Devil's Novice

  • At one point in the argument between them, Bethmann-Hollweg asked Admiral Bachmann what concessions could safely be offered to the United States, adding that “it must be taken for granted that some concession must be made to America, for Germany, if neutral, would not tolerate that a ship with 1,500 German passengers on board should be sunk without warning.”

    Castles of Steel

  • One picked it up at random to chuckle over its wicked insights, its barbed phrases, and its corrosive view of society in which elements of ridiculousness, cruelty, and barbarousness nestled in close juxtaposition with things taken for granted and worn smooth with custom and careless handling.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • Heating and cooling the small interior of an RV is relatively easy compared to heating and cooling a two-thousand-square-foot house, But it requires energy management taken for granted at home.

    The RVer’s Bible

  • It is taken for granted that they are honorable and honest in business transactions, and are not held strictly to the C. O.

    Unwritten History

  • Over here, in spite of the hideous contradiction of slavery, which ate like a black ulcer into a part of our body politic, the Democratic ideal not only prevailed, but came to be taken for granted as a heaven-revealed truth, which only fools would question or dispute.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography


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