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Atlas Shrugged
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  • I am sorry if I have offended you by what you may rightly consider as a presumption.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I presume he wanted the bigger salary he could hope to obtain from a private employer.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Do you presume to hold opinions on when and how the government should choose to announce its policies?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The boy's head dropped on Rearden's shoulder, hesitantly, almost as if this were a presumption.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The movement suggested a strict formality, the denial of any attempt at presumption-but it stressed the intimacy of the fact that he uttered no word of greeting or explanation.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When I spoke to you at my wedding, I thought that I was defending greatness and attacking its enemy . . . but it was in reverse . . . it was in such horrible, unbelievable reverse! . . . So I wanted to tell you that I know the truth . . . not so much for your sake, I have no right to presume that you'd care, but . . . but for the sake of the things I loved.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I know that admitting it now, doesn't make up for it, and even coming here is only another presumption, there's no reason why you should want to hear it, so I can't even cancel the debt, I can only ask for a favorthat you let me say the things I want to say to you.  (not reviewed by editor)

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