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be taken as read
To be plainly accepted as true, fact, or general knowledge without being verified or investigated first. It's a shame that it's always taken as read by parents and politicians that video games are no more than idle entertainment. In certain parts of the country, it is taken as read that a divine intelligence created the universe.
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