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presumption
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Candide
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presumption
Used in
Candide
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  • All that I can presume to say is, that there are millions of people upon earth who have a hundred times more to complain of than King Charles Edward, the Emperor Ivan, or the Sultan Achmet.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "May I presume to ask you, sir," said Candide, "whether you do not receive a great deal of pleasure from reading Horace?"  (not reviewed by editor)

  • I am entirely ignorant of the event you mention; I presume in general that they who meddle with the administration of public affairs die sometimes miserably, and that they deserve it; but I never trouble my head about what is transacting at Constantinople; I content myself with sending there for sale the fruits of the garden which I cultivate.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: presumption of innocence
as in: he is presumptious
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