I am sorry if I have offended you by what you may rightly consider as a presumption.
I presume he wanted the bigger salary he could hope to obtain from a private employer.
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.
Do you presume to hold opinions on when and how the government should choose to announce its policies?
The boy’s head dropped on Rearden’s shoulder, hesitantly, almost as if this were a presumption.
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.
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.
There are no more uses of "presumption" in the book.