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presumption
used in The Poisonwood Bible

15 uses
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1  —4 uses as in:
presumption of innocence
Definition
to think of something as true or likely, even though it is not known with certainty
  • I think Mother has presumed him dead for a long time already.
    Book 5 — Exodus (87% in)
presumed = thought of something as true or likely, even though it was not known with certainty
  • My father woke up the next morning with a horrible rash on his hands and arms, presumably wounded by the plant that bites.
    Book 1 — Genesis (45% in)
  • Rachel I could only despise more if I knew for sure which way to direct my ire, presumably South Africa, where I guess she's finally hit paydirt with her exceeding whiteness and mercenary husband.
    Book 5 — Exodus (43% in)
  • Back then I was still a bit appalled that God would set down his barefoot boy and girl dollies into an Eden where, presumably, He had just turned loose elephantiasis and microbes that eat the human cornea.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (79% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" flagged with this meaning in The Poisonwood Bible.

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?  —11 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • Although I presume Adah was joking, whereas Leah never jokes.
    Book 5 — Exodus (87% in)
  • Why, Dr. Livingstone, I presume, wasn't he the rascal!
    Book 1 — Genesis (7% in)
  • When you do not speak, other people presume you to be deaf or feeble-minded and promptly make a show of their own limitations.
    Book 1 — Genesis (37% in)
  • He's the handsome, sandy-haired type that people presume to be Scottish and energetic, though possibly fiery-tempered.
    Book 1 — Genesis (40% in)
  • When we entered the first grade, we were examined by the spinster principal of Bethlehem Elementary, Miss Leep, who announced that we were gifted: Leah, on account of her nonchalant dazzling scores on reading-comprehension tests, and myself by association, as I am presumed to have the same brain insofar as the intact parts go.
    Book 1 — Genesis (65% in)
  • Was she exempt from marriage because of it, as I presumed myself to be?
    Book 1 — Genesis (87% in)
  • If anybody presumed I was too young for a conversation about adulters and not getting babies they had another think coming.
    Book 2 — Revelation (46% in)
  • Somewhere in this subdued family din I was presumed to have been minding my own business for many hours.
    Book 2 — Revelation (54% in)
  • And you're presuming you can take or leave the benevolence of our Lord Jesus Christ!
    Book 4 — Bel and the Serpent (26% in)
  • Don't dare presume there's shame in the lot of a woman who carries on.
    Book 5 — Exodus (2% in)
  • We were presumed insane.
    Book 5 — Exodus (19% in)

There are no more uses of "presumption" in The Poisonwood Bible.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
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