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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • "So that what we presumed to be merely the betrothal feast turns out to be the actual wedding dinner!" said Danglars.
  • Because I was arrested at Piombino, and I presume that, like Milan and Florence, Piombino has become the capital of some French department.

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  • "Come in, come in," said Morrel, "for I presume you are all at the door."
  • "My information dates from the day on which I was arrested," returned the Abbe Faria; "and as the emperor had created the kingdom of Rome for his infant son, I presume that he has realized the dream of Machiavelli and Caesar Borgia, which was to make Italy a united kingdom."
  • "And then it was, I presume," said Monte Cristo "that you came to me as the bearer of a letter from the Abbe Busoni?"
  • Monte Cristo regarded the person who durst presume to doubt his words with the look of one equally surprised and displeased.
  • I have the honor, I presume, of addressing M. de Monte Cristo.
  • "Why," replied Monte Cristo, "since we mutually understand each other—for such I presume is the case?"
  • May I presume to ask whether you have long possessed it?
  • Coming, as usual, I presume, from the extreme end of the globe?

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  • "You have a daughter, then, madame?" inquired the count; "very young, I presume?"
  • You mean Monsieur Zaccone, I presume?
  • Oh, madame, I do not presume to call myself your friend, but at all times I am your most respectful servant.
  • I will, in the meantime, go and prepare the young man for this much-desired interview, for I presume that he is not less impatient for it than yourself.
  • Parbleu, at Rome you spent fifty thousand piastres in furnishing your apartments, but I presume that you are not disposed to spend a similar sum every day.
  • Now, in order not to presume on this, and also to be beforehand with them, I have, if agreeable to you, thought of inviting M. and Madame Danglars, and M. and Madame de Villefort, to my country-house at Auteuil.
  • Franz added that his companion, deeply grieved at having been prevented the honor of being presented to the countess during her sojourn in Paris, was most anxious to make up for it, and had requested him (Franz) to remedy the past misfortune by conducting him to her box, and concluded by asking pardon for his presumption in having taken it upon himself to do so.
  • And so, as we have said, the iron gate leading into the kitchen-garden had been closed up and left to the rust, which bade fair before long to eat off its hinges, while to prevent the ignoble glances of the diggers and delvers of the ground from presuming to sully the aristocratic enclosure belonging to the mansion, the gate had been boarded up to a height of six feet.
  • It only remained to put it to the vote, when the president resumed: ’Gentlemen and you, monsieur,—you will not be displeased, I presume, to listen to one who calls himself a very important witness, and who has just presented himself.
  • The priest gazed on the person addressing him with a long and searching gaze—there even seemed a disposition on his part to court a similar scrutiny on the part of the inn-keeper; then, observing in the countenance of the latter no other expression than extreme surprise at his own want of attention to an inquiry so courteously worded, he deemed it as well to terminate this dumb show, and therefore said, speaking with a strong Italian accent, "You are, I presume, M. Caderousse?"
  • But it was not you, I presume, who placed at my disposal 100,000 francs, which I spent in four or five months; it was not you who manufactured an Italian gentleman for my father; it was not you who introduced me into the world, and had me invited to a certain dinner at Auteuil, which I fancy I am eating at this moment, in company with the most distinguished people in Paris—amongst the rest with a certain procureur, whose acquaintance I did very wrong not to cultivate, for he would have…
  • We should presume too much on our own strength, and, like others, perhaps, be led astray by our blind confidence in each other’s prudence."
  • "Then, in these trunks"— "I presume you have given orders to your valet de chambre to put in all you are likely to need,—your plain clothes and your uniform.

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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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