toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

presumption
used in Jane Eyre

8 uses
  • "And now you recall your promise, and will not go to India at all, I presume?" said he, after a considerable pause.
    Chapter 35 (27% in)
  • In the interview which followed between him and Mrs. Reed, I presume, from after-occurrences, that the apothecary ventured to recommend my being sent to school; and the recommendation was no doubt readily enough adopted; for as Abbot said, in discussing the subject with Bessie when both sat sewing in the nursery one night, after I was in bed, and, as they thought, asleep, "Missis was, she dared say, glad enough to get rid of such a tiresome, ill— conditioned child, who always looked as...
    Chapter 3 (89% in)
  • The present Mr. Rochester's mother was a Fairfax, and second cousin to my husband: but I never presume on the connection — in fact, it is nothing to me; I consider myself quite in the light of an ordinary housekeeper: my employer is always civil, and I expect nothing more."
    Chapter 11 (49% in)
  • — and then we sermonised her on the presumption of attempting to teach such clever blades as we were, when she was herself so ignorant.
    Chapter 17 (83% in)
  • Much too, you will think, reader, to engender jealousy: if a woman, in my position, could presume to be jealous of a woman in Miss Ingram's.
    Chapter 18 (30% in)
  • "It appears I come at an inopportune time, madam," said he, "when my friend, Mr. Rochester, is from home; but I arrive from a very long journey, and I think I may presume so far on old and intimate acquaintance as to instal myself here till he returns."
    Chapter 18 (62% in)
  • Encroach, presume, and the game is up.
    Chapter 24 (29% in)
  • Mastering some hesitation, he answered, "Miss Oliver, I presume."
    Chapter 32 (57% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in Jane Eyre.

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