presumptuous


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excessively forward

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On the present occasion, he had an instinctive apprehension of the fiery temper of the Saxon, and saw the danger that the reckless and presumptuous spirit, of which his companion had already given so many proofs, might at length produce some disagreeable explosion.
I met Gahan the Jed of Gathol at my father's palace," she said, "the very day before the storm snatched me from Helium--he was a presumptuous fellow, magnificently trapped in platinum and diamonds.
But further reflection told her that she was presumptuous in demanding his attention to such a subject; he would not disapprove of her occupying herself with it in leisure moments, as other women expected to occupy themselves with their dress and embroidery--would not forbid it when--Dorothea felt rather ashamed as she detected herself in these speculations.
The Pickwick Club (as might have been expected from so enlightened an institution) received this statement with the contempt it deserved, expelled the presumptuous and ill-conditioned Blotton from the society, and voted Mr.
The seventeen learned societies unanimously voted the presumptuous Blotton an ignorant meddler, and forthwith set to work upon more treatises than ever.
No sooner had they heard of this presumptuous name than they resolved to gain possession of her who bore it, and either to torment her cruelly, or at least to conceal her from the eyes of all men.
And said most sage Cide Hamete to his pen, "Rest here, hung up by this brass wire, upon this shelf, O my pen, whether of skilful make or clumsy cut I know not; here shalt thou remain long ages hence, unless presumptuous or malignant story-tellers take thee down to profane thee.
de Wardes, our presumptuous hero gave but little heed to that, although the marquis was young, handsome, rich, and high in the cardinal's favor.
The evil consequences that may lie folded in a single act of selfish indulgence is a thought so awful that it ought surely to awaken some feeling less presumptuous than a rash desire to punish.
I'm certainly not going to be so presumptuous or arrogant to start offering anyone, let alone Enda Kenny, a job when he still holds the position.
Well, true enough, only a few days later, we caught a TV newscaster making the facile flub-referring to Duterte as the country's presumptuous president.
Roberts proposed the event be called the Masters Tournament but Bobby Jones objected thinking it too presumptuous.
SIR - How presumptuous is a columnist who compares 10 years of malicious provocation against Israel with the valour of the Jewish Uprising in Warsaw in 1944?
However, Michael's thank-you gift of a television leaves her with egg on her presumptuous face when he proves that he hadn't stolen it.
That stated, when some presumptuous person on one of the many cooking programmes featured on our television said a day or two ago that it was "scandalous" that Manchester did not have any Michelin-starred restaurants, he may have had a valid point.