presumptuous

Definition: Assuming too much

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The Portrait of a Lady - By Henry James
...Charming as he found her, she had struck him as rather presumptuous--indeed it was a part of her charm; and he wondered what she would say ....
The New Fiction - By Henry Duff Traill
...But the high and mighty censor who strides up and down your sentences with a pen in his hand scoring out polysyllables wherever he meets them is as often as not a mere presumptuous Min ....
Notes on Novelists - By Henry James
...There were the fruits--so it had n't been presumptuous ....
The Man from Brodney's - By George Barr McCutcheon
...He could almost feel the blaze in her eyes as she turned upon the presumptuous conductor ....
That Fortune - By Charles Dudley Warner
...I was afraid you would think me very presumptuous . "...
The Man of the Hour - By Octave Thanet
...So, my darling, you see, if I am presumptuous, I have a wee excuse ....
Author's Digest - By Rossiter Johnson
...Presumptuous I never have been; presumptuous I never will be; rather than seem selfish and interested, I would resolutely rise and seek, on the other side of the globe, a new life ....
The Supreme Crime - By Dorothea Gerard
...I should rather think I do--as confoundedly presumptuous as people only succeed in being at your age ....
Wuthering Heights - By Emily Bront
...It is both mean and presumptuous to add your torture to His . " "...
The Jungle Book - By Rudyard Kipling, William Dempster
...I heard some news from Ikki -LRB- his quills make him presumptuous -RRB- of a man-thing that was entered into a wolf-pack, but I did not believe ....
Silas Marner - By George Eliot, Edward Leeds Gulick
...Poor Dolly 's exposition of her simple Raveloe theology fell rather unmeaningly on Silas 's ears, for there was no word in it that could rouse a memory of what he had known as religion, and his comprehension was quite baffled by the plural pronoun, which was no heresy of Dolly 's but only her way of avoiding a presumptuous fami'iarity ....
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - By James Joyce
...The words of doom cried by the angel shattered in an instant his presumptuous peace ....
Pilgrim's Progress - By John Bunyan, Izaak Walton, Frank Cheyne Pape
...for this is as much as to say, that because good men heretofore have sinned of infirmity, therefore he had allowance to do it of a presumptuous mind ....
Don Quixote - By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
...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 ....
Bleak House - By Charles Dickens, Hablot Knight Browne
...Mr. Bucket receives the harmonious impeachment so modestly : confessing how that he did once chant a little, for the expression of the feelings of his own bosom, and with no presumptuous idea of entertaining his friends : that he is asked to sing ....