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D'Alembert was simple, open-hearted, unpresuming, and cheerful in society.

Mild and unpresuming, he won the love of all who came in contact with him.

"Why she seemed to me very modest and unpresuming," put in Mr. Porne.

During the past hour or two he had shown himself reasonably intelligent, unpresuming, without offensiveness of any kind.

Faithful, patient, unpresuming, at last she grew to be really the old man's housekeeper as well as servant.

The spirit of piety never seemed to me nobler, than in this unusual expression of unmurmuring, unpresuming resignation.

He was very fond of Milly, but deferential and unpresuming, as became his apparent position.

Shelley was full of spirit and courage, frank and fearless; but he was likewise shy, unpresuming and eminently sensitive.

The representative with us was a very good-tempered, amiable, unpresuming man, too young as yet to be formed in character.

It shuts one door to impudent importunity, only to open another, and a wider, to unpresuming merit.

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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