In the interview we did before his reading with Anne Marie Macari at the Arch Enemy Gallery, I asked, a little presumptuously
, I realize, "Did you know you would live so long?" and "Would you have done anything differently if you had?"
There is one verse in particular which I would like, presumptuously
perhaps, to see used as my epitaph some day.
Eighty per cent complete, Camlica stares presumptuously
at the most magnificent of Sinan's Istanbul creations, on the Thracian shore of the Golden Horn.
He and others have called for a clean break with Brussels which he and Councillor Jacob Young arrogantly and presumptuously
claim is what the people voted for in last year's referendum.
Magnum bucks always garner a lot of public attention, and unfortunately many onlookers presumptuously
assume or wish the worst on the lucky hunter who fills a tag with such a whitetail.
Something like these instances of presumptuously
imposing one's own disposition upon the outlook of others helps to explain why When She Was Good opens with the post-narrative visit of Lucy's maternal grandfather, Willard, to the gravesites of his sister, Ginny, and granddaughter, Lucy.
Having used dirt to explode the notion that the various aristocracies of his world are any sort of breed apart, Martin then has them presumptuously
dole out shocking forms of corporal and capital punishment.
He is a frank boy, speaking with a strong regional accent and sometimes behaving presumptuously
. He introduces himself as the villain, when he admits to being miscreant.
In its place is a kind of pedestrian philosophizing, a willingness to interrogate first principles--endlessly, presumptuously
. Then, suddenly, a given author will make a quick dash to the quotidian, commenting on which political party to back or which candidate to pillory?
They are short on respecting others; however, they presumptuously
demand total attention and affirmation from their peers.
In both cases the two authors emphasize the paltriness of the human being who presumptuously
rationalizes grand schemes that fail to confront the individual directly, and so ignore the suffering that defines us all.
A risque welcome to BBC2's presumptuously
named The Great Pottery Throw Down (why is it "great"?).
places himself and the reader in a consensus by sharing the "unequivocal experience" marked by "inefficacy." Choosing a temporal preposition--"after"--he immediately situates the negative experience in the past.
Recall that in the passage quoted above, Montaigne suggests that the comic prattlers are presumptuously
assuming the role of God in thinking that they can know the causes.
However, more confident would-be suitors looking for the hand and bed of a good English lady can presumptuously
pre-book an overnight pass which lets them stay out until the next morning.