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  • I am almost ashamed to make the request, though its presumption would certainly appear greater to every creature in Bath than yourself.
  • From the latter circumstance it may be presumed that, whatever might be our heroine’s opinion of him, his admiration of her was not of a very dangerous kind; not likely to produce animosities between the brothers, nor persecutions to the lady.

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  • That is the most unpromising circumstance, the strongest presumption against him.

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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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