Yes, you have a parvenu's presumptuousness somewhere about you.
But he could see no excuse for this presumptuousness in himself.
The folly of it, the ingratitude of it, the hardness of it, the presumptuousness of it.
And yet I cannot believe that God would have visited their presumptuousness upon me with such horrid irony.
We had not gone far on our travels before we realised ...