It was, however, the extraction of Alethea that determined the presumptuousness of her young man's aspirations.
Yes, you have a parvenu's presumptuousness somewhere about you.
"It is right to pray, but we must beware of presumptuousness in our prayers," said Mrs. Veale sententiously.
And yet I cannot believe that God would have visited their presumptuousness upon me with such horrid irony.
She sat there sneering at the presumptuousness of screen idols whom she had almost literally worshiped a year before.
We had not gone far on our travels before we realised the presumptuousness of our attempt to "do" Java in a fortnight.
But he could see no excuse for this presumptuousness in himself.
Thus doth the master give free scope to his slaves, and even enjoyeth their presumptuousness.
The folly of it, the ingratitude of it, the hardness of it, the presumptuousness of it.
The presumptuousness of this language was softened by tones and gestures so humble, that I found it impossible to be angry!
mid-14c., from Old French presumtuex (12c.; Modern French présomptueux) and directly from Late Latin praesumptuosus, variant of praesumptiosus, from past participle stem of Latin praesumere "anticipate," in Late Latin, "assume" (see presumption). Related: Presumptuously; presumptuousness.