presume


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Synonyms for presume

Synonyms for presume

to take for granted without proof

to have the courage to put forward, as an idea, especially when rebuff or criticism is likely

to take advantage of unfairly

Synonyms for presume

take to be the case or to be true

take upon oneself

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constitute reasonable evidence for

take liberties or act with too much confidence

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References in classic literature ?
May I presume to ask whether you have long possessed it?
Circumstances of an unpleasant nature, on which I presume it is unnecessary to dwell, compel me to offer you this handkerchief, back again, gentlemen," he said, raising his hand to his eyes in a very affecting manner.
Buckingham, "and I presume that all the entire mummies that come to hand are of the race of Scarabaei.
I beg your pardon," said Doctor Ponnonner at this point, laying his hand gently upon the arm of the Egyptian -- "I beg your pardon, sir, but may I presume to interrupt you for one moment?
You had some reason, I presume, for wishing to see me?
I would not presume, sir, even to ask you whether it was offered by reason of any outside pressure, but there is one question which I must ask.
I presume," he remarked, "that I am at liberty to depart?
Do you mind telling me, Major Thomson," he asked, "how it is that you, holding, I presume, a medical appointment, were selected to conduct an inquiry like this?
Baggs, shaking her head and raising her eyes to heaven, "you will remember that I have nerves, and will not presume upon them.
what a heart of stone he must have to presume on my poor nerves
But beware how you presume on an appearance of indifference, which is nothing but conceit in disguise.
I presume then that you are going to make one of the interdicted answers?
I presume, sir, you have been at the university; may I crave the favour to know what college?
And that discovery," remarked my mistress, "implies, I presume, the discovery of the thief?
If I send you down Miss Verinder's keys," she said to him, "I presume I shall have done all you want of me for the present?