The first day he did not ask for leave, as he did not wish to presume upon his being the first lieutenant's relation.
Its quality told Taylor that he should not presume upon the smile.
Who was there in London just then that knew him well enough so to presume upon his good nature?
No; I will not give him another opportunity to presume upon my kindness.
I am not your equal; few men are; but I shall not presume upon your clemency.
If I should desire to tell him, how could I presume upon his good-nature?
If he wrote books he did not allow people to presume upon the fact, but retained the status of a gentleman.
The laws did not interfere with it; public opinion was at best neutral; the unclean person might presume upon impunity.
There you presume upon the position which circumstances have given you.
But as I had not been able to take an exact measurement, I do not presume upon the accuracy of my conjecture.
late 14c., "to take upon oneself, to take liberty," also "to take for granted, presuppose," especially overconfidently, from Old French presumer (12c.) and directly from Latin praesumere "anticipate," in Late Latin, "assume" (see presumption). Related: Presumed; presumedly; presuming.