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presumption
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

18 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
presumption of innocence
Definition
to think of something as true or likely, even though it is not known with certainty
  • In the first place, we may start with a strong presumption that Colonel Openshaw had some very strong reason for leaving America.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (67% in)
presumption = something thought of as true or likely, even though it is not known with certainty
  • "The man who wrote it was presumably well to do," I remarked, endeavouring to imitate my companion's processes.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (17% in)
  • If that were true the murderer must have dropped some part of his dress, presumably his overcoat, in his flight, and must have had the hardihood to return and to carry it away at the instant when the son was kneeling with his back turned not a dozen paces off.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (50% in)
  • Does it not strike you as a little singular that this McCarthy, who appears to have had little of his own, and to have been under such obligations to Turner, should still talk of marrying his son to Turner's daughter, who is, presumably, heiress to the estate, and that in such a very cocksure manner, as if it were merely a case of a proposal and all else would follow?
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (58% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" flagged with this meaning in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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?  —14 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Mr. Rucastle then, I presume, took to this system of imprisonment?
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (97% in)
  • He is still with you, I presume?
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (18% in)
  • "An elderly man, I presume?" said Holmes.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (57% in)
  • Now from this double point our research must commence, and we will begin it by presuming that what the lad says is absolutely true.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (76% in)
  • There is a strong presumption that the person whom McCarthy expected to meet him at Boscombe Pool was someone who had been in Australia.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (77% in)
  • These, we presume, indicated the nature of the papers which had been destroyed by Colonel Openshaw.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (35% in)
  • There is at least a presumption that the vessel in which the man or men are is a sailing-ship.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (71% in)
  • But I presume that this other goose upon the sideboard, which is about the same weight and perfectly fresh, will answer your purpose equally well?
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (49% in)
  • Now, when young ladies wander about the metropolis at this hour of the morning, and knock sleepy people up out of their beds, I presume that it is something very pressing which they have to communicate.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (4% in)
  • An accident, I presume?
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (13% in)
  • I understand that you have already managed several delicate cases of this sort, sir, though I presume that they were hardly from the same class of society.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (30% in)
  • I presume that I may take it as correct—this article, for example, as to the disappearance of the bride.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (32% in)
  • You saw her return by the kitchen door, I presume?
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (58% in)
  • This case, I presume, contains the coronet.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (61% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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