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presumption
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The Da Vinci Code
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as in: presumption of innocence Define
something thought of as true without proof
  • The painting showed a blue-robed Virgin Mary sitting with her arm around an infant child, presumably Baby Jesus.
  • Opposite Mary sat Uriel, also with an infant, presumably baby John the Baptist.

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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
  • I apologize, monsieur, but a man like this… I cannot presume the authority to stop him.
  • It presumed nothing and opened the door for the guest to reply in whichever language was more comfortable.

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  • I certainly didn’t presume to know where the Grail is hidden or whether it should ever be revealed.
  • You presume a lot, Mr. Langdon.

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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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