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Word: presume

Definition: take for granted; assume; act overconfidently; take liberties; presume on/upon: take unfair advantage of (someone's kindness or connection); N. presumption

Sentences Containing 'presume'

'Because I presume that it has not moved in space, and if it travelled into the future it would still be here all this time, since it must have travelled through this time.'
And in this case I presume that the form would be called a variety.
As all these marks are characteristic of the parent rock-pigeon, I presume that no one will doubt that this is a case of reversion, and not of a new yet analogous variation appearing in the several breeds.
Both the stolen body hypothesis and the debate over it presume the basic historicity of the gospel accounts of the tomb discovery.
But I presume that this other goose upon the sideboard, which is about the same weight and perfectly fresh, will answer your purpose equally well?"
By a monstrosity I presume is meant some considerable deviation of structure, generally injurious, or not useful to the species.
Do these miserable animals presume to think, that I am so degenerated as to defend my veracity?
For so long, I presume, will the accounts of miracles and prodigies be found in all history, sacred and profane.
From this circumstance alone, that a controversy has been long kept on foot, and remains still undecided, we may presume that there is some ambiguity in the expression, and that the disputants affix different ideas to the terms employed in the controversy.
He directed that those who had already beheld me should return home, and not presume to come within fifty yards of my house, without license from the court; whereby the secretaries of state got considerable fees.
He had taken little or no wine; and I presume it was the mere insolence of triumph that was upon him, flushed perhaps by the temptation my presence furnished to its exhibition.
He watched her as she mused, and the moment she raised her eyes again, went on:``In your adopted country, I presume, I can not do better than address you as a young English lady, Miss Manette?''
His coming into the country at all is a most insolent thing, indeed, and I wonder how he could presume to do it.
I presume that I may take it as correct-- this article, for example, as to the disappearance of the bride."
I presume that no one will doubt that all such analogous variations are due to the several races of the pigeon having inherited from a common parent the same constitution and tendency to variation, when acted on by similar unknown influences.
I understand that you have already managed several delicate cases of this sort, sir, though I presume that they were hardly from the same class of society."
I will, in the meantime, go and prepare the young man for this much desired interview, for I presume that he is not less impatient for it than yourself.''
In order, therefore, to make out something like an argument, it was necessary that they should express themselves as they have done; and this argument, even supposing things actually were as it seems to presume them to be, turns out to be a very inconclusive one.
inquired the count;``very young, I presume?''
It seems to presume perfect wisdom and virtue in the one order, and the greatest weakness and folly in the other.
It was fair to presume that being a harpooneer, his linen or woollen, as the case might be, would not be of the tidiest, certainly none of the finest.
Let your gods, therefore, O philosophers, be suited to the present appearances of nature: and presume not to alter these appearances by arbitrary suppositions, in order to suit them to the attributes, which you so fondly ascribe to your deities.
May I presume to ask whether you have long possessed it?''
Monte Cristo regarded the person who durst presume to doubt his words with the look of one equally surprised and displeased.
Most scholars presume that the original title of the "Lingshu" was either "Zhenjing" 鍼經 ["Classic of Acupuncture" or "Needling Canon"] or "Jiujuan" 九卷 ["Nine Fascicles"].
Mr. Rucastle then, I presume, took to this system of imprisonment?"
Now, in order not to presume on this, and also to be beforehand with them, I have, if agreeable to you, thought of inviting M. and Madame Danglars, and M. and Madame de Villefort, to my country house at Auteuil.
Now, when young ladies wander about the metropolis at this hour of the morning, and knock sleepy people up out of their beds, I presume that it is something very pressing which they have to communicate.
Solveig sings her lullaby for him, and we might presume he dies in this last scene of the play, although there are neither stage directions nor dialogue to indicate that he actually does.
The discovery of defects in the common philosophy, if any such there be, will not, I presume, be a discouragement, but rather an incitement, as is usual, to attempt something more full and satisfactory than has yet been proposed to the public.
The three presume that they are in trouble until the natives begin to bow down to their car.
The traveller who stops at the best houses, so called, soon discovers this, for the publicans presume him to be a Sardanapalus, and if he resigned himself to their tender mercies he would soon be completely emasculated.
These, we presume, indicated the nature of the papers which had been destroyed by Colonel Openshaw.
This lady that I speak of corresponds with him, I presume, and will be quite sure to look after him.
To this hour they dare not presume to touch my bread, or drink out of the same cup, neither was I ever able to let one of them take me by the hand.
Undoubtedly the very tedium and ennui which presume to have exhausted the variety and the joys of life are as old as Adam.
We must not, I presume, suppose that it was as large as the life.
We should presume too much on our own strength, and, like others, perhaps, be led astray by our blind confidence in each other's prudence.''
Westall quotes a letter from Arthur Freeman to Westall, in which Freeman said, "we never presume JPC guilty until the evidence is sifted".
``And then it was, I presume,''said Monte Cristo``that you came to me as the bearer of a letter from the Abbe Busoni?''
``Because I was arrested at Piombino, and I presume that, like Milan and Florence, Piombino has become the capital of some French department.''
``Come in, come in,''said Morrel,``for I presume you are all at the door.''
``Coming, as usual, I presume, from the extreme end of the globe?
``I have the honor, I presume, of addressing M. de Monte Cristo.''
``Oh, madame, I do not presume to call myself your friend, but at all times I am your most respectful servant.''
``Parbleu, at Rome you spent fifty thousand piastres in furnishing your apartments, but I presume that you are not disposed to spend a similar sum every day.''
``Then, in these trunks''``I presume you have given orders to your valet de chambre to put in all you are likely to need, your plain clothes and your uniform.
``Why,''replied Monte Cristo,``since we mutually understand each other for such I presume is the case?''
``Your examination of Mr. Darcy is over, I presume,''said Miss Bingley;``and pray what is the result?''
“Like me, they are fed up with people who presume to speak for the disabled.

More Vocab Words

::: amend - correct; change ; generally for the better
::: lateral - of or coming from the side
::: presumptuous - going beyond what is right; excessively forward; arrogant; taking liberties
::: accelerate - move faster
::: dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
::: perspicacious - (of someone) having insight; penetrating; astute
::: innate - inborn
::: herbivorous - grain-eating; CF. herbivore
::: motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
::: episodic - (of a story or play) loosely connected; made up of separate and loosely connected parts; N. episode: incident in the course of an experience