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presumption
used in The Remains of the Day

2 meanings, 14 uses
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1  —7 uses as in:
presumption of innocence
Definition
to think of something as true or likely, even though it is not known with certainty
  • I will, after all, take my leave of these people in the morning and presumably never encounter them again.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (86% in)
presumably = probably

(Editor's note:  The suffix "-ably" is a combination of the suffixes "-able" and "-ly". It means in a manner that is capable of being. This is the same pattern you see in words like agreeably, favorably, and comfortably.)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • In fact, as I recall, I was up on the step-ladder dusting the portrait of Viscount Wetherby when my employer had entered carrying a few volumes which he presumably wished returned to the shelves.
    Prologue (3% in)
  • It was this realization, along with the fact that he was in M. Dupont's room, presumably addressing this most crucial personage, that caused me to stop my hand from knocking, and continue to listen instead.
    2m — Day 2 - Morning (76% in)
  • Presumably you must have worked for him.
    2a — Day 2 - Afternoon (78% in)
  • One could presumably drive oneself to distraction in this way.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (61% in)
  • No doubt, too, my present mood is not unconnected with the fact that tomorrow - provided I am supplied with petrol by the local garage, as the Taylors assure me I will be - I should arrive in Little Compton by lunch-time and will, presumably, see Miss Kenton again after all these years.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (62% in)
  • On one side, the village square is visible; on the other, the rear garden, from which this establishment presumably takes its name.
    4a — Day 4 - Afternoon (2% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" flagged with this meaning in The Remains of the Day.

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2  —2 uses as in:
she is presumptuous
Definition
exercising privileges to which one is not entitled — such as being too familiar or too bossy
  • Of course, I could not have expressed this view to Mr Farraday without embarking upon what might have seemed a presumptuous speech.
    Prologue (8% in)
presumptuous = exercising social privileges to which one is not entitled
  • To have continued pronouncing aloud my thoughts on the future of Darlington Hall would have been, to say the very least, presumptuous.
    Prologue (65% in)

There are no more uses of "presumptuous" flagged with this meaning in The Remains of the Day.

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?  —5 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • It is, in any case, absurd that anyone should presume to define a person's 'dignity' in these terms.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (87% in)
  • I looked forward to the visit not only because visitors from Lord Darlington's days are most rare now - Mr Farraday's circle, naturally, being quite different from his lordship's - but also because I presumed Mr Graham would accompany Sir James as of old, and I would thus be able to get his opinion on this question of bantering.
    Prologue (95% in)
  • You will not dispute, I presume, that Mr Marshall of Charleville House and Mr Lane of Bridewood have been the two great butlers of recent times.
    1e — Day 1 - Evening (52% in)
  • You will appreciate then that in the event of Miss Kenton bursting in at a time when I had presumed, not unreasonably, that I was to be alone, it came to be a crucial matter of principle, a matter indeed of dignity, that I did not appear in anything less than my full and proper role.
    3e — Day 3 - Evening (43% in)
  • "Really, Mrs Benn, I would hardly presume... " "I feel I should answer you, Mr Stevens.
    6e — Day 6 - Evening (51% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in The Remains of the Day.

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