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presumption
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

11 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
presumption of innocence
Definition
to think of something as true or likely, even though it is not known with certainty
  • He inserted his left hand into the left lower pocket of his waistcoat and extracted and replaced a silver coin (I shilling), placed there (presumably) on the occasion (17 October 1903) of the interment of Mrs Emily Sinico, Sydney Parade.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (62% in)
  • , F. K. Q. C. P. I.) is the able and popular master, he is reported by eyewitnesses as having stated that once a woman has let the cat into the bag (an esthete's allusion, presumably, to one of the most complicated and marvellous of all nature's processes—the act of sexual congress) she must let it out again or give it life, as he phrased it, to save her own.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (82% in)
  • Adjacent to the men's public urinal they perceived an icecream car round which a group of presumably Italians in heated altercation were getting rid of voluble expressions in their vivacious language in a particularly animated way, there being some little differences between the parties.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (16% in)
  • While he was in the act of getting his bearings Mr Bloom who noticed when he stood up that he had two flasks of presumably ship's rum sticking one out of each pocket for the private consumption of his burning interior, saw him produce a bottle and uncork it or unscrew and, applying its nozz1e to his lips, take a good old delectable swig out of it with a gurgling noise.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (48% in)
  • ...Cassiopeia and of a star (2nd magnitude) of similar origin but of lesser brilliancy which had appeared in and disappeared from the constellation of the Corona Septentrionalis about the period of the birth of Leopold Bloom and of other stars of (presumably) similar origin which had (effectively or presumably) appeared in and disappeared from the constellation of Andromeda about the period of the birth of Stephen Dedalus, and in and from the constellation of Auriga some years after the...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (48% in)
  • ...but of lesser brilliancy which had appeared in and disappeared from the constellation of the Corona Septentrionalis about the period of the birth of Leopold Bloom and of other stars of (presumably) similar origin which had (effectively or presumably) appeared in and disappeared from the constellation of Andromeda about the period of the birth of Stephen Dedalus, and in and from the constellation of Auriga some years after the birth and death of Rudolph Bloom, junior, and in and from...
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (48% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" flagged with this meaning in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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exact meaning not specified
  • I don't mean to presume to dictate to you in the slightest degree but why did you leave your father's house?
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (13% in)
  • —Let me, said he, so far presume upon our acquaintance which, however slight it may appear if judged by the standard of mere time, is founded, as I hope and believe, on a sentiment of mutual esteem as to request of you this favour.
    Episode 12 — Cyclops (41% in)
  • And if ever after he dared to presume she could give him one look of measured scorn that would make him shrivel up on the spot.
    Episode 13 — Nausicca (45% in)
  • I presume, my lord, we shall receive the usual witnesses' fees, shan't we?
    Episode 15 — Circe (17% in)
  • I presume you shall have remembered what I will have taught you on that head?
    Episode 15 — Circe (50% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®