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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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presumption
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Anne Frank, the Diary of a Young Girl
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as in: presumption of innocence Define
something thought of as true without proof
  • After five minutes of perfect quiet, the same sequence repeats itself three more times, after which he’s presumably lulled himself back to sleep for a while.
  • It’s easy to say it’s unfair, but that’s not enough for me; I’d really like to know the reason for this great injustice! Men presumably dominated women from the very beginning because of their greater physical strength; it’s men who earn a living, beget children and do as they please…. Until recently, women silently went along willi this, which was stupid, since the longer it’s kept up, the more deeply entrenched it becomes.

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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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unspecified meaning
  • One was so beside himself at the thought of shaking hands (I presume he still had one) with the Fuhrer that he could barely say a word.

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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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