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presumption
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1  —1 use as in:
she is presumptuous
Definition
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled — such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • "No one but I," said Catherine, who felt as if she were making the most presumptuous speech of her life, and yet at the same time had an instinct that she was right in doing so.
    Chapter 17 (10% in)

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  • "You behave beautifully about not going with us," Catherine answered, not presuming to examine this analogy.
    Chapter 23 (67% in)
  • "Oh, a position is more than I should presume to call it," Morris Townsend answered.
    Chapter 9 (32% in)

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