To better see all uses of the word
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
please enable javascript.

Used In
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary

unspecified meaning
  • At length, a fresh difference arising between my brother and me, I took upon me to assert my freedom, presuming that he would not venture to produce the new indentures.
  • I grew fond of her company, and, being at that time under no religious restraint, and presuming upon my importance to her, I attempted familiarities (another erratum) which she repuls’d with a proper resentment, and acquainted him with my behaviour.

  • Show more
  • My belief of this induces me to hope, though I must not presume, that the same goodness will still be exercised toward me, in continuing that happiness, or enabling me to bear a fatal reverse, which I may experience as others have done: the complexion of my future fortune being known to Him only in whose power it is to bless to us even our afflictions.

  • There are no more uses of "presumption" in the book.

To see samples from other sources, click a word sense below:
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
Show Multiple Meanings
Go to Book Vocabulary . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading