Example sentences of "[noun] were assumed to be " in BNC.

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1 For intergroup comparison the data were assumed to be non-parametric and the Wilcoxon 's rank-sum comparison was used .
2 It was feared that members of Mboya 's Luo tribe would retaliate against the Kikuyu , the group who dominated the country 's political life and of which the assassins were assumed to be members .
3 The picture was not seen as ‘ a moment of time ’ but the wings were assumed to be spread for a long period ( Goldsmith , 1984 , pp.2–3 ) .
4 N-terminal lysine residues were assumed to be present in lysylendopeptidase digests because of the high specificity of this enzyme .
5 A royal banner now bestowed respectability on a cause ; kings ' wars were assumed to be for the sake of peace , even when cripplingly expensive and increasingly savage .
6 There was a time when five-star hotels were assumed to be better than four-star and so on down the line .
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