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  • "To tell you the truth, I do not know why I like to ask you such presumptuous questions." Cited from La-bas, by J. K. Huysmans
  • The long arm of the law resents such presumptuous rivalry. Cited from Punch, Vol. 153, July 11, 1917, ed. by Sir Owen Seaman
  • Better the surly injustice of Johnson than such presumptuous friendship as this. Cited from Among My Books, by James Russell Lowell
  • In justice to my brother's memory I must say that this was not written to me with any such presumptuous idea as that of offering his criticism to the poetess. Cited from What I Remember, Volume 2, by Thomas Adolphus Trollope
  • They yield a good meaning, if regarded as a repetition of God's challenge, for the purpose of disclaiming any such presumptuous contest. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Various, Maclaren
  • No, glorious John, neither physician nor patient has any such presumptuous fancy; we take medicine to mend the injuries produced by our own folly. Cited from Theological Essays and Other Papers v1,de Quincey
  • For words of such presumptuous blasphemy, tradition must be voiceless. Cited from Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2), by John Roby
  • It would have been well if he had not himself dared to step within the enchanted line, and drawn on himself a fate similar to that which, according to the old superstition, punished such presumptuous interference. Cited from Misc Writings and Speeches, Lord Macaulay V2 of 4
  • In his rage the Governor, defying such presumptuous interference, was not fortunate in phrasing his declaration that Morrison had no right to promise any such thing. Cited from All-Wool Morrison, by Holman Day
  • If Heaven were shocked at such presumptuous wrongs, And plunged him in the grave, where he belongs, STILL SHE REMEMBERS, though she loves me now. Cited from Maurine and Other Poems, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  • Such was the central circle; and in the four corners were represented incidents illustrating the displeasure of the gods at such presumptuous mortals as had dared to contend with them. Cited from Bulfinch's Mythology, by Thomas Bulfinch
  • But apart from such presumptuous, foolish, or impious supplications as are at once repulsed and rebuked by the Divine silence, what are the objects we may lawfully pray for, asking for a response? Cited from Problems of Immanence, by J. Warschauer
  • Saleh asked the king of Samandal, another under-sea emperor, to give his daughter, Giauha'r[^e], in marriage to Prince Beder, son of Gulnar[^e]; but the proud, passionate despot ordered the prince's head to be cut off for such presumptuous insolence. Cited from Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, by E Cobham Brewer
  • A contest ensues [the false Clytaemnestra anxious to entangle him in an act of Infatuation]; at last he yields, but removes the shoe from his foot, to avert the ill omen of such presumptuous display. Cited from Story of Orestes, by Richard G. Moulton
  • It has been the fashion, set by such presumptuous blunderers as Warburton and such formal prigs as Gifford, to deny our Laureate the possession of those ethereal attributes of invention and fancy which play about the creations of Shakspeare, and constitute their exquisite charm. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 10, August, 1858, by Various