toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

presumption
used in The House of Mirth

7 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —4 uses as in:
presumption of innocence
Definition something thought of as true without proof
  • She understood only that before her lay a letter written by Bertha Dorset, and addressed, presumably, to Lawrence Selden.
    1.9 -- Book 1 Chapter 9 (47% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • She had first imagined some physical shock, some peril of the crowded streets, since Lily was presumably on her way home from Carry Fisher's; but she now saw that other nerve-centres were smitten, and her mind trembled back from conjecture.
    1.14 -- Book 1 Chapter 14 (86% in)
  • The quality of Mrs. Bry's hospitality, and of the tips her husband had presumably imparted, lent to the manner of the English ladies a general effusiveness which shed the rosiest light over their hostess's future.
    2.3 -- Book 2 Chapter 3 (75% in)
  • Why had she been writing to Trenor—writing, presumably, just after their parting of the previous evening?
    2.14 Book 2 Chapter 14 (60% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" flagged with this meaning in The House of Mirth.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia — Presumption of Innocence
?  —3 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • But I presume he was too stylish for me—he travelled for the firm, and had seen a great deal of society.
    2.13 -- Book 2 Chapter 13 (32% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The collective nature of her interests exempted her from the ordinary rivalries of her sex, and she knew no more personal emotion than that of hatred for the woman who presumed to give bigger dinners or have more amusing house-parties than herself.
    1.4 -- Book 1 Chapter 4 (13% in)
  • And I ain't talking to you as if you were—I presume I know the kind of talk that's expected under those circumstances.
    1.15 -- Book 1 Chapter 15 (75% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in The House of Mirth.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®