- The family-party of the defunct Pyncheons, we presume, goes off in this wise.Chapter 18 — Governor Pyncheon (71% in)
- The latter form of composition is presumed to aim at a very minute fidelity, not merely to the possible, but to the probable and ordinary course of man's experience.Preface (6% in)
- Our story must therefore await Miss Hepzibah at the threshold of her chamber; only presuming, meanwhile, to note some of the heavy sighs that labored from her bosom, with little restraint as to their lugubrious depth and volume of sound, inasmuch as they could be audible to nobody save a disembodied listener like ourself.Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (2% in)
- "Is there nothing wild in the eye?" continued Holgrave, so earnestly that it embarrassed Phoebe, as did also the quiet freedom with which he presumed on their so recent acquaintance.Chapter 6 — Maule's Well (63% in)
- The matter was settled at the time, and by the competent authorities,—equitably, it is to be presumed,—and, at all events, irrevocably.Chapter 13 — Alice Pyncheon (33% in)
There are no more uses of "presumption" in The House of the Seven Gables.
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