presumptuously

All Adverb
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  • Already, however, one can perceive signs of his having too presumptuously marked out his future. Cited from Sterne, by H.D. Traill
  • In our world we grow too fast, too presumptuously. Cited from Confession, by W. Gilmore Simms
  • I know you will understand and not object to my thus expressing my opinion (for one must form one) so presumptuously. Cited from More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume I
  • No one theorizes more presumptuously upon every possible subject, or makes a greater fool of himself when it comes to practice. Cited from Debit and Credit, by Gustav Freytag
  • My heart acquits me of these crimes; but who can be presumptuously sure of his own judgment? Cited from The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II, by Tobias Smollett
  • How if you should one day find that to be true which your infidelity now presumptuously asserts to be false? Cited from Sidonia The Sorceress V1, by William Mienhold
  • For not presumptuously had they taken upon themselves the work of chastisement. Cited from The Prose Works of William Wordsworth, by William Wordsworth
  • We thought this enough: but we were utterly and presumptuously wrong. Cited from Biog Notes on the Pseudonymous Bells, C. Bronte #3
  • A great man once said, and said, too, presumptuously and proudly, that he had rather have the search after truth than truth. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. Mark, Maclaren
  • I presumptuously thought at the time that the anger of Heaven was thus shown for the crime I had committed. Cited from Peter the Whaler, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • Climbing onto a mound he presumptuously names himself king of the land, and challenges its people to come forth.
  • For it was not her own affair; it seemed like presumptuously middling in the affairs of the family. Cited from Mistress and Maid, by Dinah Craik [AKA Miss Mulock]
  • Because there have been upstart governments, thrusting themselves between, and presumptuously working to un-make man. Cited from The Rights Of Man, by Thomas Paine
  • And how presumptuously she had wished for "something to happen!" Cited from Faith Gartney's Girlhood, by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Go, and without further display of the weakness which thou hast presumptuously mistaken for strength. Cited from The Mummy and Miss Nitocris, by George Griffith
  • "If any man come presumptuously upon his NEIGHBOR to slay him with guile." Cited from Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4, by American Anti-Slavery Society
  • That no mercy would have been shewn him had he done those things presumptuously, is here intimated with sufficient plainness. Cited from Sermons on Various Important Subjects, by Andrew Lee
  • While I spoke thus, the goldsmith Tobbia was standing by, who even presumptuously asked me for the models also of my work. Cited from Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, Tr. Symonds
  • Her eyes flashed indignantly as she called to mind the ways of the people she had presumptuously ventured to entertain. Cited from Under the Skylights, by Henry Blake Fuller
  • They presume they ought not to fear; and, therefore, in despite of them, wax presumptuously confident. Cited from The Pilgrim's Progress, by John Bunyan
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Meaning of presumptuously

  • adverb In a presumptuous manner
    he presumptuously overstepped the doctor's orders