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presumption
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Persuasion
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  • Anne presumed, however, still to smile about it, and at last to mention "Elizabeth."
  • But surely you may put off this old lady till to-morrow: she is not so near her end, I presume, but that she may hope to see another day.

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  • After a short pause, Mr Shepherd presumed to say— "In all these cases, there are established usages which make everything plain and easy between landlord and tenant.
  • Mr Shepherd laughed, as he knew he must, at this wit, and then added— "I presume to observe, Sir Walter, that, in the way of business, gentlemen of the navy are well to deal with.

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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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