But according to Welner, that presumption should never be made.
The presumption is that those countries had to be ruled by colonial powers or strongmen more or less beholden to them.
He raised an eyebrow at the presumption of an Aircraftman Second Class introducing himself, and mumbled his name.
In Los Angeles, judges typically begin with the presumption of joint custody and work down from there, Phillips said.
And yet, when The Beast invited me to contribute to its tribute page, I summoned the presumption to offer at least this thought.
Am I to understand, Sir, that you have actually had the presumption to engage in this competition?
What if to her mother the mere idea of having a calling should seem a presumption!
It is only necessary for me to avoid the presumption of appearing to decide where I have no authority to do it.
We may therefore begin by claiming this presumption in their favour.
These ill successes would have driven the Bonza to despair, if his presumption had not kept up his spirits.
mid-13c., "seizure and occupation without right," also "taking upon oneself more than is warranted," from Old French presumcion (12c., Modern French présomption) and directly from Late Latin praesumptionem (nominative praesumptio) "confidence, audacity," in classical Latin, "a taking for granted, anticipation," noun of action from past participle stem of praesumere "to take beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + sumere "to take" (see exempt (adj.)). In English, the meaning "the taking of something for granted" is attested from c.1300. Presumptuous preserves the older sense.