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presumption
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Childhood's End
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as in: presumption of innocence Define
something thought of as true without proof
  • The sphere remained hanging in the corridor, presumably covering his retreat.
  • Presumably it was simply Rupert’s particular form of escapism.

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  • This, presumably, was where Rupert did most of his reading.
  • Presumably it was a pressure-capsule containing some specimen of deep-sea life, still swimming happily around under its normal tons-to-the-square-centimetre conditions.
  • Presumably the Overlords did not waste their compensating field devices for domestic uses.

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  • I presumed she was an expert since she spoke so confidently.
  • The presumption of innocence does no prevent holding a defendant thought to be a danger to society.

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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
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