People insist on presuming that Mitch McConnell speaks and acts in good faith.
First, everyone is presuming this is really Rupert talking, especially after those catty tweets of his last week.
It also sets a dangerous precedent, he says, in presuming the accused guilty and the accuser innocent.
One of the mobs caught Dr. Saptal Singh, beat him unconscious—and presuming him dead—threw his body off a train.
presuming the bill clears the 60-vote hurdle on Monday, it will face a number of obstacles before becoming law.
The tyrannical queen, presuming on the authority of this bill, exercised the most unlimited sway over national affairs.
Are you presuming to discuss my daughter's insanity with me?
Oh, not for worlds would I be so presuming and ungrateful as to oppose their slightest wish!
I can't say as much for his son—a presuming fellow, who,—ha!
But Russia had already begun to mobilize, and Prussia, presuming that Servia might thus be rescued, declared war.
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.