PRESUMPTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PRESUMPTION
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presumption
 n.  act of presuming, or believing upon probable evidence; act of assuming; belief upon incomplete proof
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  To call or to fancy it a loss, a disappointment, would be a presumption for which she had not words strong enough to satisfy her own humility.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
2  If he wanted, he would send for her; and even to offer an early return was a presumption which hardly anything would have seemed to justify.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
3  There is a strong presumption that the person whom McCarthy expected to meet him at Boscombe Pool was someone who had been in Australia.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
4  In the first place, we may start with a strong presumption that Colonel Openshaw had some very strong reason for leaving America.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
5  "You will, I am sure, excuse my presumption, Dr. Watson," said he as he came panting up to where I stood.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
6  There was nothing of presumption or folly in Bingley that could provoke his ridicule, or disgust him into silence; and he was more communicative, and less eccentric, than the other had ever seen him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
7  This match, to which you have the presumption to aspire, can never take place.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
8  In a word, the Negro youth starts out with the presumption against him.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter II.
9  I knew that the presumption was against us.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter IX.
10  An act of so much precipitancy and presumption would seal the downfall of precocious intellect forever.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
11  The gravest presumptions rest upon you, and may induce vital results.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X—THE SYSTEM OF DENIALS
12  These are the terms of his deposition: 'I do not even stand in need of circumstantial proofs and moral presumptions to give the lie to the prisoner's denial.'
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X—THE SYSTEM OF DENIALS
13  Connie didn't feel it, perhaps because it was not directed against women; only against men, and their presumptions and assumptions.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  "I make no presumptions about you," said the priest.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Nine In the Cathedral
15  Heir presumptive, William Walter Elliot, Esq.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Example Sentence:
1  There is a general presumption that fatty foods are bad for your heart.
2  The presumption is that resource allocation will be improved upon by this type of government activity.
3  There is a strong presumption in favour of the truthfulness of their statement.
4  And the poor old stick used to cry out 'Oh you villains childs!' -- and then we sermonized her on the presumption of attempting to teach such clever blades as we were, when she was herself so ignorant.
5  The article makes too many false presumptions.