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presumptuous
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Gone with the Wind
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as in: he is presumptuous Define
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled -- such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • Don’t be so presumptuous!
  • Now, swell up like a gobbler and tell me that he is worth a thousand blackguards like me and that I shouldn’t dare to be so presumptuous as to feel either pity or contempt for him.

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  • She is pushy and presumptuous. I can’t stand to be around her.
  • Her presumption is intolerable.

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as in: presumption of innocence Define
something thought of as true without proof
  • But sooner or later, he returned to Atlanta, called, presumably on Aunt Pitty, and presented Scarlett, with overdone gallantry, a box of bonbons he had brought her from Nassau.

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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
  • Oh, don’t presume!
  • Rhett never presumed on these conversations but stood by, exuding fatherly pride and gratification at the notice taken of his daughter.

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  • "I should never presume so far, but Miss Melly," and his voice was apologetic, "I’m sorry I had to say that Mr. Wilkes was in Belle Watling’s house.

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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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