Definition for presuming (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), pre·sumed, pre·sum·ing.
verb (used without object), pre·sumed, pre·sum·ing.
Origin of presume
Examples from the Web for presuming
Presuming his demographic is largely the same as what it was when he was at Fox, they are not wealthy people.Glenn Beck Is Now Selling Hipster Clothes. Really.|Ana Marie Cox|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the mobs caught Dr. Saptal Singh, beat him unconscious—and presuming him dead—threw his body off a train.As 30-Year Anniversary of Mass Killings in India Arrives, Sikhs Find Safety in USA|Simran Jeet Singh|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Presuming to interpret and explain events to an elite readership also risked alienating clients.
Presuming the bill clears the 60-vote hurdle on Monday, it will face a number of obstacles before becoming law.Equal Rights Showdown in the Senate With Historic ENDA Vote|Ben Jacobs|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Presuming it to be a private passenger bus, the 23-year-old woman reportedly boarded the bus with a male friend at 9:15 p.m.
It seemed to vaguely annoy him, as if someone were asking too presuming questions.The Crux|Charlotte Perkins Gilman
I repeat that, in order to justify us in presuming the death of the testator, clear and positive evidence would be necessary.The Vanishing Man|R. Austin Freeman
There is no ground for presuming that what Plato puts third must also be put by Aristotle third.
I ask pardon in the most humble manner for presuming for a moment to associate my hero with the great original of Le Sage.Charles Lever, His Life in His Letters, Vol. II (of II)|Edmund Downey
Azimullah left his golden slippers at the door, not presuming to enter a temple with them on.The Thistle and the Cedar of Lebanon|Habeeb Risk Allah
British Dictionary definitions for presuming
Word Origin for presume
Word Origin and History for presuming
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.