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The Fountainhead
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  • And I promise not to exaggerate or presume too much.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • What infernal impudence made you presume that I'd want you?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Did you think I'd allow you the presumption of contributing to it?  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He forgot that he did not allow men he hired the presumption of personal speculation upon him.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I presume you will want to make the structure efficiently economical in maintenance costs.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Just because it feels like a presumption—the thought of handing you anything: a compliment, an idea or a fortune.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • People could presume that his mockery was intended for the particular things they wished to mock.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I presumed to come here because I felt it was my duty to give you my opinion.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She made it a point to show that she would presume to claim nothing but the waste scraps of his time.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • He had presumed too much and offended Toohey; that was the reason; that was the only reason.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • When he answered, he heard them say: "Oh, yes, indeed," and he saw the conscious politeness of their manner tell him that he was an architect by presumption.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • She had the quiet radiance presumed and never found in childhood: the full consciousness of certainty, of innocence, of peace.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • It was an air of inanities uttered as revelations and insolently demanding acceptance as such; an air, not of innocent presumption, but of conscious effrontery; as if the author knew the nature of his work and boasted of his power to make it appear sublime in the minds of his audience and thus destroy the capacity for the sublime within them.  (not reviewed by editor)

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