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presumption
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Pride and Prejudice
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  • "Your examination of Mr. Darcy is over, I presume," said Miss Bingley; "and pray what is the result?"
  • His coming into the country at all is a most insolent thing, indeed, and I wonder how he could presume to do it.

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  • Oh! but their removing from the chaise into a hackney coach is such a presumption!
  • This match, to which you have the presumption to aspire, can never take place.
  • Pray forgive me if I have been very presuming, or at least do not punish me so far as to exclude me from P. I shall never be quite happy till I have been all round the park.
  • There was nothing of presumption or folly in Bingley that could provoke his ridicule, or disgust him into silence; and he was more communicative, and less eccentric, than the other had ever seen him.
  • Your daughter Elizabeth, it is presumed, will not long bear the name of Bennet, after her elder sister has resigned it, and the chosen partner of her fate may be reasonably looked up to as one of the most illustrious personages in this land.’
  • Presuming however, that this studied avoidance spoke rather a momentary embarrassment than any dislike of the proposal, and seeing in her husband, who was fond of society, a perfect willingness to accept it, she ventured to engage for her attendance, and the day after the next was fixed on.

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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
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