01. I [presumed] she was talking to me because she was looking right at me when she said it.
02. I don't know why Tina is absent today; [presumably], she is ill.
03. The knife found beside the victim is [presumably] the murder weapon.
04. One man is missing, and [presumed] dead after a fishing boat sank off the coast of the San Juan Islands this weekend.
05. In our legal system, the [presumption] is that you are innocent until proven guilty.
06. When she didn't come to work, I simply [presumed] that she was sick.
07. When you didn't answer the phone, I [presumed] you were out, so I didn't bother leaving a message because I was in a hurry.
08. There is a Latin proverb which states that those who are once found to be bad are [presumed] so forever.
09. On finding David Livingstone at Ujiji on Lake Tanganyika in November, 1871, British explorer Lord Stanley said, "Dr. Livingstone, I [presume]?"
10. People have a tendency to evaluate other cultures in reference to their own [presumably] superior culture.
11. All the stars which are in a cluster [presumably] formed from the same cloud of gas.
12. The pilot of the plane that went down in the Rockies is [presumed] dead.
13. The actor died of a [presumed] drug overdose, though authorities have refused to comment on the case.
14. The [presumption] that all white males are sexist and racist is in itself discriminatory.
15. Older elephants teach younger ones how to behave, and [presumably] about the landscape and foodstuffs.
16. [Presuming] Ralph and Betty are able to come to the party, we will have six couples here Friday.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • présumé — présumé, ée [ prezyme ] adj. • 1835; de présumer ♦ Que l on croit tel par hypothèse. ⇒ supposé. Son fils présumé. ⇒ putatif. Ses intentions présumées. Présumé innocent. Innocent ou présumé tel. présumé, ée adj. Cru par supposition, censé, réputé …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • presume — pre·sume /pri züm/ vt pre·sumed, pre·sum·ing: to suppose to be true without proof or before inquiry: accept as a presumption must presume the defendant is innocent Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • presume — [prē zo͞om′, prēzyo͞om′, prizo͞om′, prizyo͞om′] vt. presumed, presuming [ME presumen < OFr presumer < L praesumere < prae , before (see PRE ) + sumere, to take: see CONSUME] 1. to take upon oneself without permission or authority; dare… …   English World dictionary

  • Presume — Pre*sume , v. i. 1. To suppose or assume something to be, or to be true, on grounds deemed valid, though not amounting to proof; to believe by anticipation; to infer; as, we may presume too far. [1913 Webster] 2. To venture, go, or act, by an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • présumé — présumé, mée (pré zu mé, mée) part. passé de présumer. 1°   Jugé vraisemblable. •   Une grâce, ainsi que tout autre don, n est légitime qu avec le consentement, du moins présumé, de celui qui la reçoit, J. J. ROUSS. 1er dial.. 2°   Censé, réputé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Presume — Pre*sume , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Presumed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Presuming}.] [F. pr[ e]sumer, L. praesumere, praesumptum; prae before + sumere to take. See {Assume}, {Redeem}.] 1. To assume or take beforehand; esp., to do or undertake without leave… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • presume — [v1] make assumption; believe assume, bank on*, be afraid, conclude, conjecture, consider, count on, depend, figure, gather, guess, infer, jump the gun*, posit, postulate, predicate, premise, presuppose, pretend, rely, speculate, suppose, surmise …   New thesaurus

  • presume — ► VERB 1) suppose that something is probably the case. 2) take for granted. 2) be arrogant enough to do something. 4) (presume on/upon) unjustifiably regard (something) as entitling one to privileges. DERIVATIVES presumable adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • presume on — index accroach Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • presume — (v.) late 14c., to take upon oneself, to take liberty, also to take for granted, presuppose, especially overconfidently, from O.Fr. presumer (12c.), from L. praesumere (see PRESUMPTION (Cf. presumption)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • presume — *presuppose, postulate, premise, posit, assume Analogous words: surmise, Conjecture: deduce, *infer, judge, gather, conclude …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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