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presumption
used in Atlas Shrugged

10 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
she is presumptuous
Definition
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled — such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • Aren't you being presumptuous?
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (85% in)
  • What is this presumptuous little bit of rail, which crude materialists are so proud of building-compared to that eternal grandeur?
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (49% in)
  • I want you to know that I know you should refuse me, but I want to ask it just the same .... and .... and if it's presumptuous, then just tell me to go to hell.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (46% in)

There are no more uses of "presumptuous" flagged with this meaning in Atlas Shrugged.

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  • Do you presume to hold opinions on when and how the government should choose to announce its policies?
    3.10 Part 3 Chapter 10 — In the Name of the Best Among Us (21% in)
  • I am sorry if I have offended you by what you may rightly consider as a presumption.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (66% in)
  • I presume he wanted the bigger salary he could hope to obtain from a private employer.
    2.1 Part 2 Chapter 1 — The Man Who Belonged on Earth (52% in)
  • The movement suggested a strict formality, the denial of any attempt at presumption-but it stressed the intimacy of the fact that he uttered no word of greeting or explanation.
    2.3 Part 2 Chapter 3 — White Blackmail (70% in)
  • I know that admitting it now, doesn't make up for it, and even coming here is only another presumption, there's no reason why you should want to hear it, so I can't even cancel the debt, I can only ask for a favorthat you let me say the things I want to say to you.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (54% in)
  • So I wanted to tell you that I know the truth .... not so much for your sake, I have no right to presume that you'd care, but .... but for the sake of the things I loved.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (55% in)
  • The boy's head dropped on Rearden's shoulder, hesitantly, almost as if this were a presumption.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (83% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in Atlas Shrugged.

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