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  • But she remained seated, and he could think of nothing more felicitous than: "I presume you’re tired after the long ride."
  • As if trying to make him see reason she replied impartially: "The girl will be over from Bettsbridge to-morrow, and I presume she’s got to have somewheres to sleep."

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  • As if expecting a protest, she continued plaintively; "If you’re too busy with the hauling I presume you can let Jotham Powell drive me over with the sorrel in time to ketch the train at the Flats."
  • Without lifting her eyes from the page she replied: "I presume she’s getting down her trunk."

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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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