He presumed to place me under restraint in his own house in hopes of either driving me insane or poisoning me.
presumed to be infected with tuberculosis—potentially fatal and frighteningly infectious—she and Kowerski were released.
The presumed adversaries will face off at the “Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium” this weekend.
But the use of undemocratic means to forcefully install the presumed winner of a contentious election is in itself a paradox.
As is common in North Korea, family members of “enemies of the people” are presumed guilty by association.
Outside active sins, to which it may be presumed no temptation allured herself, were abominable to her.
It may be said, however, that intent is implied or presumed in such a case as has been supposed.
He had presumed to make dishonorable overtures to Balboa's Indian wife.
If I had, I should never have presumed to offer my services.'
When he was quite certain that his foster sister had not returned, he presumed the truth—that she was lost in the forest.
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.