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He may presume to think he can induce me to like him; for which I shall punish him as he deserves.
But who shall presume to measure the abyss that lies between the Intention and the Execution?
Since you presume to contradict me, I'll assert myself a little.
I wonder that you presume to speak of impulses to me'--both the teachers assented--
I recognize your right to make explorations as well as ourselves, and I presume you have not fallen so low that you will not recognize the unwritten law in a case of this kind--the law which says the right of discovery belongs to the one who first makes it.
You have heard of a certain Frank Churchill, I presume," he continued "and know him to be my son, though he does not bear my name.
My master, in a few words, made me a very gracious reply; allowed me the space of two months to finish my boat; and ordered the sorrel nag, my fellow-servant (for so, at this distance, I may presume to call him), to follow my instruction; because I told my master, "that his help would be sufficient, and I knew he had a tenderness for me.
I revered our theology, and aspired as much as any one to reach heaven: but being given assuredly to understand that the way is not less open to the most ignorant than to the most learned, and that the revealed truths which lead to heaven are above our comprehension, I did not presume to subject them to the impotency of my reason; and I thought that in order competently to undertake their examination, there was need of some special help from heaven, and of being more than man.
Unless we presume at the same time that the powers of the general government will be worse administered than those of the State government, there seems to be no room for the presumption of ill-will, disaffection, or opposition in the people.
I presume it is the better part of wisdom that we bow to our fate with as good grace as possible, Dejah Thoris; but I hope, nevertheless, that I may be present the next time that any Martian, green, red, pink, or violet, has the temerity to even so much as frown on you, my princess.
Monte Cristo regarded the person who durst presume to doubt his words with the look of one equally surprised and displeased.
Farewell, monseigneur; should I not receive a reply in the space of fifteen days, I shall presume my letter will have miscarried.