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Sample sentences for the GRE study word presume

presume can be used as a verb

1.This I presume is your celebrated friend, Mr. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2.Least of all, did Flask presume to help himself to butter. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.And I presume you know what that unfortunate movement led t. - from The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde
4.I presume you can give me a momen. - from A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
5.I presume you grew weary of the amusement and dropped it, didn't yo. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
6.I'm only a stupid old woman and I wouldn't presume to do such a thing. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
7.Do not presume too much upon my lov. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
8.As, if it can, I will presume in you. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
9.Dare you presume to harbour wanton line. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
10.Which he presumes already vain and void. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
11.I presumed that my watchful guardian was Sola, nor was I wrong. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
12."I never should have presumed to think of it at first," said she, "but for you. - from Emma by Jane Austen
13.Elinor sighed over the fancied necessity of this but to a man and a soldier she presumed not to censure it. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
14.Watkinson, mentioning in her note the hour of nine, it is to be presumed she intends asking some other company. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
15.Hindley had gone from home one afternoon, and Heathcliff presumed to give himself a holiday on the strength of it. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
16.For Flask to have presumed to help himself, this must have seemed to him tantamount to larceny in the first degree. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
17.it may have taken place, necessarily presumes its author'. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
18.An instance of this is seen in the case of Thamyris, a Thracian bard, who presumed to invite them to a trial of skill in music. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens

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