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presumption
used in Nineteen Minutes

2 meanings, 5 uses
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1  —3 uses as in:
presumption of innocence
Definition
to think of something as true or likely, even though it is not known with certainty
  • They were staggered, and candidates entered through one entrance and left through another, presumably so that no one knew who else was up for the job.
    Part 1 (22% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • So, presumably, it's the last one he fired.'
    Part 1 (32% in)
  • Presumably, he was holding Gun A. He dropped his backpack, and Matt-who would have been standing in the middle of the room, close enough to reach it-grabbed Gun B. Matt shot at Peter-the bullet that had never been found, the one that proved Gun B was fired at all-and missed.
    Part 2 (87% in)

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2  —1 use as in:
she is presumptuous
Definition
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled — such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • I know it's presumptuous to think that you'd want to talk to someone like me'but I think if I'd known someone like you when I was in high school, my life would have been different, and maybe it's never too late?
    Part 1 (81% in)

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?  —1 use
exact meaning not specified
  • Well,' Patrick pointed out, 'that presumes that at one point, you were connected.
    Part 1 (90% in)

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