• WordNet 3.6
    • adv presumptively by reasonable assumption "presumably, he missed the train"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Presumptively By presumption, or supposition grounded or probability; presumably.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • presumptively In a presumptive manner; by presumption or supposition grounded on probability; by previous supposition; presumably.
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  • John Henry Newman
    John Henry Newman
    “Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and diffidence falls short.”
  • James Thurber
    “It's a na?ve domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption.”


In literature:

However, I had presumption enough to depend upon his mercy, and was far from thinking I ran much risk.
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
I deserved to be boxed on the ears for my presumption; I was.
"Gerfaut, Complete" by Charles de Bernard
Laura greeted him with her eyes, and then blushed deeply over her own presumption.
"Frederick the Great and His Court" by L. Mühlbach
My presumptions were only chimeras; my deductions the playthings of chance!
"Monsieur Lecoq" by Emile Gaboriau
This, he observed, was a presumption very near positive proof, and would determine any jury in Christendom to find me guilty.
"The Adventures of Roderick Random" by Tobias Smollett
It is hence called presumptive proof, because it proceeds merely in opinion.
"At the Mercy of Tiberius" by August Evans Wilson
There is, I should think, a strong presumption that it has been a rising age.
"First and Last Things" by H. G. Wells
That would be presumption in me.
"Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
And I dare say it's nothing but foolish presumption when I fancy I can teach babies.
"The Whirlpool" by George Gissing
And, without presumption, I don't think the confidence is misplaced.
"Our Friend the Charlatan" by George Gissing

In poetry:

What do I hear? thou truant! thou hast dare
E'en to the awful presence of the king
Bear thy presumption!
"David And Goliath. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
Soars thy vanity so high?
Thy presumption is above
All belief: be sure, for love
No man will be found to die.
"The Two Lovers Of Heaven: Chrysanthus And Daria - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
He feeds our hopes with airy dreams,
Or kills with slavish fear;
And holds us still in wide extremes,
Presumption or despair.
"Hymn 156" by Isaac Watts
Conceit! Presumption! What is this?
You surely read my words amiss;
Like Johnson I,--a man of mind!
How could you ever be so blind?
"At Cheshire Cheese" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Haply, to follies an early wreck,--
For the cloud of presumption is now like a speck,
And with a whelming, sudden sweep
The storm of temptation roars over the deep;
"Forty" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Yet sure 'twas not presumption, Lord,
'Twas Thine own comfortable word
That made the lesson known:
Of all the dearest bonds we prove,
Thou countest sons and mothers' love
Most sacred, most Thine own.
"The Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin" by John Keble

In news:

The Indiana Supreme Court used an opinion Thursday to reaffirm the limitation described in Fletcher v. State on the judicial-temperance presumption .
" Presumption of Death, by Perri O'Shaughnessy.".
That presumption may be appropriate when the only realistic alternative is binding arbitration.
Illinois Governor Rod Blogojevich asks his constituents to give him the presumption of innocence they would expect for themselves if accused of crime.
And there is no question when and if Blogojevich goes to trial in a criminal court that presumption holds.
Coleman supporters cheering her presumptive victory in Ward F special election.
Mitt Romney is getting ready for his first overseas visit as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.
I'm comfortable making a presumptive diagnosis of Lyme infection.
Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaking at the NAACP convention Wednesday AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Michael Paulsen.
Romney, presumptive tax dodger .
Lately there seem to be few issues on which the presumptive presidential nominees, Democratic Sen Barack Obama and Republican Sen John McCain, can agree.
President Barack Obama slammed presumptive GOP presidential nominee.
'Presumption of Prudence' Not Enough to Block Fannie Mae ERISA Class Action, Judge Rules.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and British PM David.
Now that Mitt Romney has emerged as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, two anti-abortion rights groups are putting aside any reservations they had about him to focus on defeating President Obama in the fall.

In science:

This shows that one needs additional presumptions if one wants to prove an amplification of initial density fluctuations.
Inhomogeneous Cosmological Models with Flat Slices Generated from the Einstein-de Sitter Universe
This presumption is largely based on the next “scaling window” result.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
From these two axioms and the presumption that probability assignments should be real (for arguments against this presumption see ) we can easily derive the basic rules of probability theory: probabilities obey Bayes’ rule, and disjoint propositions have additive probabilities .
Relationalism vs. Bayesianism
Although there has been plenty of works about the performance analysis of Compressive Detection and Classification , all these works have the same row-orthogonal presumption, and without a theoretical explanation.
Tight is better: Performance Improvement of the Compressive Classifier Using Equi-Norm Tight Frames
In order to test this possibility, d-Au collisions were measured and found to be similar to p+p, confirming the presumption that jet quenching in central Au+Au collisions is due to final state interactions.
Experimental Summary of Rencontres du Moriond 2004 on QCD and High Energy Interactions