not presumptuous

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  • He is not presumptuous enough to ask an answer to this letter. Cited from Round the Block, by John Bell Bouton
  • I am not presumptuous, but we have seen instances -- and with the people nothing is sacred. Cited from Plays: incl. The Father, etc., August Strindberg
  • One wish, one hope, if it were not presumptuous, beat in his fainting breast. Cited from The Great Speeches and Orations of Daniel Webster
  • Was it not presumptuous of me, a stranger, and one -- well, possibly not altogether a lady? Cited from Sylvia's Marriage, by Upton Sinclair
  • It is throughout assumed that man in judging human life by human standards is not presumptuous or blind to higher issues. Cited from Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3), by Charles Eliot
  • If another summer is added, it will be happiness indeed -- but I am not presumptuous, and count the days only till November. Cited from Letters of Horace Walpole, V4,Horace Walpole
  • I trust I am not presumptuous in saying that, from a geographical point of view, the results of this expedition have been complete. Cited from Source Book Of Australian History, Compiled by Gwendolen H. Swinburne
  • And deem it not presumptuous, if I ask it likewise for my own sake. Cited from Duty of Disobedience to the Fugitive Slave Act, by Lydia Maria Child
  • My passion was now justified by my reason: my hopes were high, not presumptuous -- nothing but the difficulty about her religion stood between me and happiness. Cited from Tales & Novels, Vol. IX, by Maria Edgeworth
  • I hope it is not presumptuous thus to speak of the inscrutable providences of God. Cited from Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2
  • "Are you not presumptuous, my lad, to suggest that there may be a wiser man than I?" Cited from The Hot Swamp, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • It was a bold beginning, but all beginners are daring, if not presumptuous. Cited from Far Above Rubies, by George MacDonald
  • But it is not presumptuous or sinful for a man to endeavor to advance towards perfect virtue. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
  • You were not supersensitive, you were not presumptuous, and you gave up, not because you distrusted yourself, but because your patient distrusted you. Cited from Entire PG Edition of William Dean Howells
  • If this is duly considered, Will not presumptuous sinners believe and tremble? Cited from Sermons on Various Important Subjects, by Andrew Lee
  • I find it so difficult to decide each day what God wants done now that I am not presumptuous enough to attempt to declare what God might have wanted to do thousands of years ago. Cited from The Art of Public Speaking, by Carnegie and Esenwein
  • Assuredly, I am not presumptuous enough to suppose that this difficulty of fixing the precise scale between history and biography has been successfully overcome by me. Cited from The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3), by John Morley
  • I was not presumptuous enough to dream of following Sheil; not that his speech is formidable, but the impression it leaves on the House is. Cited from The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3), by John Morley
  • It is at least very rash, if not presumptuous, to say, that nothing about the circumstantials of religion will be inquired into at the tribunal of Christ. Cited from The Divine Right of Church Government, by Sundry Ministers
  • Now it is presumptuous to think oneself perfect, but it is not presumptuous to tend to perfection. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
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