presumptuous young

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  • Austria was making unparalleled efforts to drive this presumptuous young general from a land which she regarded as her own political preserve. Cited from The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2), by John Holland Rose
  • She would present a reckoning in full ere all was done, and bitterly should the presumptuous young adventurer who had flouted her be made to pay. Cited from The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series
  • It was safer and far more dignified, but at the same time she yearned for an opportunity of teaching this presumptuous young man a lesson. Cited from At Sunwich Port, Part 2., by W.W. Jacobs
  • Still, she had no intention of admitting it, and regarded him inquiringly with a half-contemptuous indifference which she had found especially effective with presumptuous young men in England. Cited from Alton of Somasco, by Harold Bindloss
  • Types for study were plentiful, however, especially the type of the presumptuous young fellow who dared to admire Elinor Wream. Cited from A Master's Degree, by Margaret Hill McCarter
  • That taught a rash, presumptuous young fool a lesson, and he contented himself for the balance of the day imitating the men in the line, and keeping well under cover. Cited from Reminiscences of a Pioneer, by Colonel William Thompson
  • I was neither Leonardo nor Raphael; I might only be a presumptuous young modern searcher, but I held that everything was to be sacrificed sooner than character. Cited from The Real Thing, by Henry James
  • I was neither Leonardo nor Raphael -- I might only be a presumptuous young modern searcher; but I held that everything was to be sacrificed sooner than character. Cited from Some Short Stories, by Henry James
  • When I rallied Madeleine, next day, on having been serenaded, tears sprang into her eyes, and she assured me it was not her fault, adding that she feared Gabrielle, in her thoughtlessness, must have given some encouragement to a presumptuous young man. Cited from Jacques Bonneval, or The Days of the Dragonnades, by Anne E. Manning