presuming

[ pri-zoo-ming ]SEE DEFINITION OF presuming

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PRESUMING

But I did none of these things—that is, nothing Paul Pryish or presuming.

Galusha Cabot Bangs was not a presuming person and he was troubled.

It would be presuming to say that it is a permanent improvement.

I was presuming upon a past which has no relation to the present.

You won't think I'm presuming on our slight acquaintanceship?'

Still, I did as I was told, not presuming to set up a judgment of my own in the matter.

I had no real right to question you—everybody would say it was presuming.

Are you presuming to discuss my daughter's insanity with me?

I can't say as much for his son—a presuming fellow, who,—ha!

But you have a right to be angry with me for presuming to put it into words.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to take upon oneself, to take liberty," also "to take for granted, presuppose," especially overconfidently, from Old French presumer (12c.) and directly from Latin praesumere "anticipate," in Late Latin, "assume" (see presumption). Related: Presumed; presumedly; presuming.

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