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presumption
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

2 meanings, 13 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
presumption of innocence
Definition
to think of something as true or likely, even though it is not known with certainty
  • ...presuming that all our conjectures are correct —
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (80% in)
presuming = assuming
There are no more uses of "presumption" flagged with this meaning in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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2  —1 use as in:
she is presumptuous
Definition
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled — such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • You will, I am sure, excuse my presumption
    Chapter 7 — The Stapletons of Merripit House (23% in)
presumption = exercise of social privileges to which one might not entitled (in this case introducing himself)

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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  • I presume that the reason he gave was that you would receive help from Sir Charles for the legal expenses connected with your divorce?
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (87% in)
  • I presume that it is Mr. Sherlock Holmes whom I am addressing and not ——
    Chapter 1 — Mr. Sherlock Holmes (82% in)
  • "I presume, sir," said he at last, "that it was not merely for the purpose of examining my skull that you have done me the honour to call here last night and again to-day?"
    Chapter 1 — Mr. Sherlock Holmes (91% in)
  • There is no other claimant, I presume?
    Chapter 3 — The Problem (35% in)
  • A large scale map, I presume?
    Chapter 3 — The Problem (74% in)
  • I am presuming that the cause of his fears came to him across the moor.
    Chapter 3 — The Problem (92% in)
  • I presume, Doctor, that you could tell the skull of a negro from that of an Esquimau?
    Chapter 4 — Sir Henry Baskerville (24% in)
  • You have always kept together, I presume?
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (14% in)
  • My footprint, I presume?
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (6% in)
  • I presume nothing.
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (81% in)
  • They are all family portraits, I presume?
    Chapter 13 — Fixing the Nets (35% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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