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presumption
used in Wuthering Heights

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1  —3 uses as in:
she is presumptuous
Definition
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled — such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • I couldn't withhold giving some loose to my indignation; but Catherine angrily insisted on silence, and threatened to order me out of the kitchen, if I dared to be so presumptuous as to put in my insolent tongue.
    Chapter 11 (30% in)
  • At present he's discharged from the trouble of calling; owing to some presumptuous aspirations after Miss Linton which he manifested.
    Chapter 12 (79% in)
  • It is both mean and presumptuous to add your torture to his!'
    Chapter 17 (57% in)

There are no more uses of "presumptuous" flagged with this meaning in Wuthering Heights.

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  • I presume you grew weary of the amusement and dropped it, didn't you?
    Chapter 22 (65% in)
  • I presume, because, with that face, I'm sure you cannot help being good-hearted.
    Chapter 2 (74% in)
  • Mr. Hindley had gone from home one afternoon, and Heathcliff presumed to give himself a holiday on the strength of it.
    Chapter 8 (46% in)
  • Then the doctor had said that she would not bear crossing much; she ought to have her own way; and it was nothing less than murder in her eyes for any one to presume to stand up and contradict her.
    Chapter 9 (93% in)
  • I sobbed and wept so that my eyes were almost blind; and the ruffian you have such sympathy with stood opposite: presuming every now and then to bid me "wisht," and denying that it was his fault; and, finally, frightened by my assertions that I would tell papa, and that he should be put in prison and hanged, he commenced blubbering himself, and hurried out to hide his cowardly agitation.
    Chapter 24 (69% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in Wuthering Heights.

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