exercising privileges to which one is not entitled -- such as being too familiar or too bossy
Then I confess, Here on my knee, before high heaven and you, That before you, and next unto high heaven, I love your son:— My friends were poor, but honest; so’s my love: Be not offended; for it hurts not him That he is lov’d of me: I follow him not By any token of presumptuous suit; Nor would I have him till I do deserve him; Yet never know how that desert should be.
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She is pushy and presumptuous. I can’t stand to be around her.
Inspired merit so by breath is barred: It is not so with Him that all things knows, As ’tis with us that square our guess by shows: But most it is presumption in us when The help of heaven we count the act of men.
I do presume, sir, that you are not fallen From the report that goes upon your goodness; And therefore, goaded with most sharp occasions, Which lay nice manners by, I put you to The use of your own virtues, for the which I shall continue thankful.
I do beseech you, sir, Since you are like to see the king before me, Commend the paper to his gracious hand; Which I presume shall render you no blame, But rather make you thank your pains for it: I will come after you with what good speed Our means will make us means.
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