considered presumptuous

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  • But, at the risk of being considered presumptuous, I will say I think them entirely mistaken. Cited from Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character, by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
  • Shoes are not for common people, and when one of them dares to cover his feet he is considered presumptuous. Cited from Five Republics on Horseback, by G. Whitfield Ray
  • In high touch countries a kiss on the cheek is considered a polite greeting while in Sweden it may be considered presumptuous.
  • In discussing a subject so great as sea trade, while it may be considered presumptuous to look fifty years ahead, it can hardly be denied that we ought at least to try to look that far ahead. Cited from The Navy as a Fighting Machine, by Bradley A. Fiske
  • His demands for supplies were resisted on what he considered presumptuous pretexts; or granted sparingly, under mortifying restrictions. Cited from Life of George Washington, V1, by W. Irving
  • Proposals from outsiders for the improvement of the University were considered presumptuous and Quincy never acknowledged that he had received the document.
  • These terms were considered presumptuous on the part of a little settlement of ten or fifteen thousand whites; but Macdonald had faith in the resources of Canada and in what the morrow would bring forth. Cited from The Canadian Dominion, by Oscar D. Skelton
  • Of Mr. Galt's fitness for the office of superintendent of the Canada Company, it would, perhaps, be considered presumptuous in me to give an opinion. Cited from Twenty-Seven Years in Canada West, by Samuel Strickland
  • This is due, I think, to the subject and to the occasion; and I trust I shall not be considered presumptuous, or as trenching upon the duties which properly belong to another profession. Cited from The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster
  • James Anderson, quarter-master, received a severe contusion, but is now doing well; I trust I shall not be considered presumptuous in recommending him to a boatswain's warrant. Cited from The Poacher, by Frederick Marryat
  • The gods were supposed to dwell in their temples and to participate in their festivals, and it was not considered presumptuous or unbecoming to represent them as acting like human beings, as was frequently done by mimic representations. Cited from Handbook of Universal Literature,A. C. Lynch Botta
  • She answered Charles Darwin and Herbert Spencer who she considered to be the most influential men of her day aware she would be considered presumptuous for criticizing evolutionary theory but wrote that "will never be lessened by waiting".
  • It would have been considered presumptuous in the extreme for any young man, whatever his abilities, to have offered himself as a candidate for Congress in opposition to Mr. Forsyth, R.H. Wild, Thomas W. Cobb, Edward F. Tatnal, and men of like age and political faith. Cited from The Memories of Fifty Years, by William H. Sparks