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presumption
used in Main Street

8 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
  • A man in shirt sleeves, presumably Del Snafflin the proprietor, shaving a man who had a large Adam's apple.
    Chapter 4 (27% in)
  • Bea was out this afternoon—presumably drinking coffee and talking about "fellows" with her cousin Tina.
    Chapter 9 (99% in)
  • Therefore all men who succeed in painting in Paris or in finance in New York at last become weary of smart women, return to their native towns, assert that cities are vicious, marry their childhood sweethearts and, presumably, joyously abide in those towns until death.
    Chapter 22 (22% in)
  • Not till he had climbed to his office and found another sign on the door, another Dr. Kennicott inside, would he understand that something curious had presumably happened.
    Chapter 22 (61% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" flagged with this meaning in Main Street.

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?  —4 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • "Why, really——I presume that he's in Minneapolis."
    Chapter 33 (75% in)
  • And their wives I says to them, "Tain't my affair to decide what you should or should not do with your teachers,' I says, 'and I ain't presuming to dictate in any way, shape, manner, or form.
    Chapter 32 (34% in)
  • You presume!
    Chapter 33 (75% in)
  • He clamored, "Presume!
    Chapter 33 (76% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in Main Street.

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