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presumption
used in The Scarlet Letter

2 uses
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Definition
to think of something as true or likely, even though it is not known with certainty
  • None of them, I presume, had ever read a page of my inditing, or would have cared a fig the more for me if they had read them all;
    Introductory (56% in)
presume = assume
  • Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking at this very moment to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow.
    Introductory (6% in)
presume = assume
There are no more uses of "presumption" in The Scarlet Letter.

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