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presumption
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Crime and Punishment
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  • That constitutes a strong presumption, but….
  • "I had presumed and calculated," he faltered, "that a letter posted more than ten days, if not a fortnight ago…."

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  • "At your mamma’s request, through Afanasy Ivanovitch Vahrushin, of whom I presume you have heard more than once, a remittance is sent to you from our office," the man began, addressing Raskolnikov.
  • "Judging from that remark, we may certainly presume that you were reckoning on our helplessness," Dounia observed irritably.

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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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