presumptuousness

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  • Then a horror seized him at the presumptuousness of the liberty he had taken. Cited from Paul Faber, Surgeon, by George MacDonald
  • But he could see no excuse for this presumptuousness in himself. Cited from The Courage of Marge O'Doone, by James Oliver Curwood
  • In his heart, while doing penance for his presumptuousness, he believed that he could lead regiments of men. Cited from One of Our Conquerors by G. Meredith, v1
  • Thus doth the master give free scope to his slaves, and even enjoyeth their presumptuousness. Cited from Thus Spake Zarathustra, by Friedrich Nietzsche #1
  • Moreover, I perceived the presumptuousness of assuming a superior air towards an established and accepted institution. Cited from City of Endless Night, by Milo Hastings
  • The gentle monster, no doubt, was tolerant of his presumptuousness, and soon put him at his ease again. Cited from The Treasury of Ancient Egypt, by Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
  • "Have pity on her, O God!" he prayed, with the presumptuousness of youth. Cited from The Little Minister, by J.M. Barrie
  • She sat there sneering at the presumptuousness of screen idols whom she had almost literally worshiped a year before. Cited from We Can't Have Everything, by Rupert Hughes
  • It naturally led to an increase of what his parents regarded as his presumptuousness and forwardness of manner, and consequently to a growth of their severity towards him. Cited from Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe, by Mme. La Marquise de Fontenoy
  • The presumptuousness of the man in venturing to think of falling in love, as if he were actually one of the beneficed clergy! Cited from Philistia, by Grant Allen
  • The presumptuousness of Dryden's proposal never occurred to him.
  • He laughed with bitter irony at his own presumptuousness. Cited from The Torrent (Entre Naranjos), by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • She now experienced guilt at her earlier "presumptuousness and arrogance".
  • The Apostle is incensed at the presumptuousness of any person who thinks he can perform the Law of God to his own salvation. Cited from Commentary on Galatians, Martin Luther
  • Overconfidence or presumptuousness is excessive belief in someone (or something) succeeding, without any regard for failure.
  • The damsel regrets her initial presumptuousness, but then further chastises Balin when he refuses to return the sword to her.
  • Varadharajan is naturally annoyed and angry at the presumptuousness of Vasu and tells him to back off from the elections.
  • Incensed, the kadi hastened to the spot, with the intention of having the woman burnt for her presumptuousness. Cited from The Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg Volume 4
  • Is it not pure presumptuousness to affirm that the creative power of Almighty God is shut up so that intelligent creatures can only exist in forms of flesh? Cited from The Destiny of the Soul, by William Rounseville Alger
  • Must we blot, deface, and mutilate the records of the country, to punish the presumptuousness of expressing an opinion contrary to his own? Cited from Henry Clay's Remarks in House and Senate
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