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  • It was really presumptuous for the fellow to come here, though. Cited from Love in '76, by Oliver Bell Bunce
  • Where the ingenuity of American newspaper men has failed it would be presumptuous for any one to try. Cited from New York Times Current History: The European War, Feb 1915
  • It would be presumptuous for him to think so. Cited from Luther Examined and Reexamined, by W. H. T. Dau
  • It was thought presumptuous for anybody to differ with him upon any subject. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 18, No. 110, December, 1866, by Various
  • For we are not, as a rule, wont to call a man presumptuous for going beyond his powers in something small. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
  • It was thought very presumptuous for women not learned in languages and ecclesiastical history to undertake such work. Cited from Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  • This decision seems too presumptuous for creatures so blind and ignorant. Cited from Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion, D. Hume
  • It may be presumptuous for an individual to generalize about civilizations of which he knows so little. Cited from Civilization and Beyond, by Scott Nearing
  • I hope now you don't hold me too presumptuous for pluming myself on the reduction of Martinico. Cited from Letters of Horace Walpole v3, Horace Walpole
  • It would seem, indeed, very presumptuous for us to assume that the great sun has come into existence solely for the benefit of poor humanity. Cited from McClure's Magazine, V. 1, No. 549, December 1895, Ed. by Ida M. Tarbell
  • Sometimes in the daylight it seemed presumptuous for her to aspire to such heights. Cited from The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware, by Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Vast as the vision was, Dante cannot be called presumptuous for having entertained it. Cited from The Liberation of Italy, by Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
  • Into the matter in dispute, it is perhaps presumptuous for an "atechnic" to adventure himself. Cited from The Library, by Andrew Lang
  • "Presumptuous for helping me in the Valley of Humiliation?" she said. Cited from Greatheart, by Ethel M. Dell
  • "I know it -- it must seem presumptuous for me to talk to you like this, but -- but I would give a great deal to be sure that you were happy." Cited from The Second Honeymoon, by Ruby M. Ayres
  • It may seem presumptuous for a young student of education to pass judgment upon the greatest writers on education that the world has produced, such as Spencer and Rousseau. Cited from How To Study and Teaching How To Study, F. McMurry
  • If this strikes you as inconceivable and too presumptuous for belief, you must at least concede that we have ample proof of his entire readiness for her coming. Cited from The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow, by Anna Katharine Green
  • Thus too it would be sinful and presumptuous for a man while in a state of imperfect virtue to attempt the immediate accomplishment of what belongs to perfect virtue. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
  • Indeed, all these many gifts of yours are specially valuable as having been once the property of your brother, of whom it seems presumptuous for me to speak, and as having actually been used in Mission work in so distant a part of the world. Cited from Life of John Coleridge Patteson, by C. Yonge
  • Nevertheless, since considered as an episcopal act it has the height of degree attached to it, it would seem that, unless there be manifest and urgent reason for it, it would be presumptuous for any man to desire to be set over others in order to do them good. Cited from Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae), by Thomas Aquinas
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