To better see all uses of the word
Great Expectations
please enable javascript.

Used In
Great Expectations
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

unspecified meaning
  • As we got more and more into debt, breakfast became a hollower and hollower form, and, being on one occasion at breakfast-time threatened (by letter) with legal proceedings, "not unwholly unconnected," as my local paper might put it, "with jewelery," I went so far as to seize the Avenger by his blue collar and shake him off his feet,—so that he was actually in the air, like a booted Cupid,—for presuming to suppose that we wanted a roll.
  • "Now, I warned you before," said he, throwing his forefinger at the terrified client, "that if you ever presumed to talk in that way here, I’d make an example of you.

  • There are no more uses of "presumption" in the book.

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
as in: presumption of innocence Define
something thought of as true without proof
as in: he is presumptuous Define
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled -- such as being too familiar or too bossy
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading