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presumptuous
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The Idiot
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as in: he is presumptuous Define
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled -- such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • Not railways, properly speaking, presumptuous youth, but the general tendency of which railways may be considered as the outward expression and symbol.

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  • She is pushy and presumptuous. I can’t stand to be around her.
  • Her presumption is intolerable.

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unspecified meaning
  • And you are NOT, I presume, eh?
  • For instance, he had no suspicion of the fact that the Epanchins, having in their mind so important a step as the marriage of their daughter, would never think of presuming to take it without having previously "shown off" the proposed husband to the dignitary—the recognized patron of the family.

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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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