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presumption
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Harry Potter (#4) and the Goblet of Fire
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as in: presumption of innocence Define
something thought of as true without proof
  • Hagrid, of course, was still fighting his way across the lake with the first years; Professor McGonagall was presumably supervising the drying of the entrance hall floor, but there was another empty chair too, and Harry couldn’t think who else was missing.
  • One side of Cedric’s face was covered in a thick orange paste, which was presumably mending his burn.

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  • You planned to restore He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named to power, and to resume the lives of violence you presumably led while he was strong.

  • There are no more uses of "presumption" identified with this meaning in the book.

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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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