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presumption
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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as in: presumption of innocence Define
something thought of as true without proof
  • ...presuming that all our conjectures are correct —

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  • I presumed she was an expert since she spoke so confidently.
  • The presumption of innocence does no prevent holding a defendant thought to be a danger to society.

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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
  • You will, I am sure, excuse my presumption

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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
  • I am presuming that the cause of his fears came to him across the moor.
  • I presume that it is Mr. Sherlock Holmes whom I am addressing and not ——

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  • There is no other claimant, I presume?
  • A large scale map, I presume?
  • "I presume, sir," said he at last, "that it was not merely for the purpose of examining my skull that you have done me the honour to call here last night and again to-day?"
  • You have always kept together, I presume?
  • They are all family portraits, I presume?
  • I presume that the reason he gave was that you would receive help from Sir Charles for the legal expenses connected with your divorce?
  • My footprint, I presume?
  • I presume nothing.

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  • I presume, Doctor, that you could tell the skull of a negro from that of an Esquimau?

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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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