take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
I assume his train was late
How To Use take for granted In A Sentence
- Relief came with the newer bucksaws but it wasn't until most of Hickey's wood-cutting days were over that the power saw, which we take for granted, became a tool of the trade.
- You cannot: you are obliged to keep the French word; and yet you take for granted, without inquiry, that in the word 'witchcraft,' and in the word Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 1
- These are things that ordinarily you take for granted. The Sun
- It's a tremendous effort for something most of us take for granted. The Sun
- New British civic buildings with the architectural panache that continental Europeans take for granted have proved depressingly elusive for a generation. Times, Sunday Times
- If you love sport, it can be easy to take for granted how readily accessible it is. Times, Sunday Times
- There is a lack of creature comforts that customers of other airlines tend to take for granted.
- Outside of medical circles, people who are otherwise reasonably knowledgeable and sophisticated take for granted not only that embalming is done for reasons of sanitation but that it is required by law. The Undertaker's Racket
- We take for granted that our cultural artifacts will last.
- Many of them feel excluded from a number of opportunities that the rest of us take for granted.