presumptuous mortal

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  • He knew what lies in wait for the presumptuous mortal whoo oversteps the boundary of what is fair and good. Cited from South Wind, by Norman Douglas
  • The labourers agreed, that the vengeance of the fairies would fall upon the head of the presumptuous mortal, who first disturbed them in their retreat. Cited from Tales and Novels, Vol. IV, by Maria Edgeworth
  • Learn, oh presumptuous mortal, that sacred and unyielding chastity is invulnerable to all the violence of men, and all the stratagems of goblins. Cited from Imogen, by William Godwin
  • Gahan leaped in with his naked sword; the great beast caught itself and reared upon its hind legs to reach forth and seize this presumptuous mortal that dared question its right to the flesh it craved; and then the man sprang to the opposite side of the deck. Cited from The Chessman of Mars, Edgar R. Burroughs
  • And what presumptuous mortal shall say that this infinitely remote centre of the universe, around which revolves this infinite number of sun-systems, is not the seat and throne of the Infinite One himself -- the Sovereign Intelligence and Power of the universe, directing and upholding all? Cited from Life: Its True Genesis, by R. W. Wright
  • We have seen that this presumptuous mortal professed to be no other than Zeus himself, and to wield the thunder and lightning, of which he made a trumpery imitation by the help of tinkling kettles and blazing torches. Cited from The Golden Bough, by James George Frazer
  • A man for whom the shadows should still be falling toward the west, but old before his time, deep scarred by angry storms, battered and bruised like some presumptuous mortal who had seized his puny spear and plunged into such wars as the Titans were wont to wage upon the Grecian Gods. Cited from Brann The Iconoclast, William Cowper Brann
  • Upon this, the loons, all down the lake, who had hitherto been silent, took up the strain with vehemence, hurling their wild laughter at the presumptuous mortal who thus dared to invade their solitudes with details as trivial as Mr. Pickwick's tomato-sauce. Cited from Oldport Days, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson