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presumption
used in The Fountainhead

19 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
she is presumptuous
Definition
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled — such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • It's a little presumptuous, you know—offering a present to God—and unless you do it in the best way possible, it will be offensive, not reverent.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (74% in)
  • You presumptuous bastard!
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (79% in)
  • Oh, I'm much more presumptuous than that, Mr. Wynand," said Toohey gaily.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (20% in)
  • I hate the presumptuousness of the idea.
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (21% in)
  • You're as innocent and presumptuous as an emperor.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (29% in)
  • Austen Heller said to Roark one evening: "If I may be so presumptuous, I think you need advice, Howard.
    4.9 — Part 4 Chapter 9 (75% in)

There are no more uses of "presumptuous" flagged with this meaning in The Fountainhead.

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?  —13 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • I presume you will want to make the structure efficiently economical in maintenance costs.
    4.19 — Part 4 Chapter 19 (88% in)
  • What infernal impudence made you presume that I'd want you?
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (86% in)
  • When he answered, he heard them say: "Oh, yes, indeed," and he saw the conscious politeness of their manner tell him that he was an architect by presumption.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (42% in)
  • She made it a point to show that she would presume to claim nothing but the waste scraps of his time.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (25% in)
  • I presumed to come here because I felt it was my duty to give you my opinion.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (22% in)
  • People could presume that his mockery was intended for the particular things they wished to mock.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (62% in)
  • Did you think I'd allow you the presumption of contributing to it?
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (96% in)
  • It was an air of inanities uttered as revelations and insolently demanding acceptance as such; an air, not of innocent presumption, but of conscious effrontery; as if the author knew the nature of his work and boasted of his power to make it appear sublime in the minds of his audience and thus destroy the capacity for the sublime within them.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (59% in)
  • And I promise not to exaggerate or presume too much.
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (9% in)
  • He forgot that he did not allow men he hired the presumption of personal speculation upon him.
    4.2 — Part 4 Chapter 2 (17% in)
  • Just because it feels like a presumption—the thought of handing you anything: a compliment, an idea or a fortune.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (32% in)
  • He had presumed too much and offended Toohey; that was the reason; that was the only reason.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (83% in)
  • She had the quiet radiance presumed and never found in childhood: the full consciousness of certainty, of innocence, of peace.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (4% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in The Fountainhead.

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