Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of presume.
  • adjective appearing to be the most probable, often with some preparations starting to be made for it.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Dr Lloyd admitted during the hustings event that the term "presumed" had unfortunate connotations.

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  • While the conclusion is presumed from the start, it is not implied in the premise.

    Think Progress » Wallace awkwardly tries to defend his ‘hope’ that Palin will sit on his lap during their interview.

  • [His or her] Wernicke's area [the portion of the brain presumed to process language] is staffed by an army of jumpsuited code-breakers, working a barn-size space that is strung about the rafters with a mathematically intricate lattice of rope and steel, and maybe gusseted by a synthetic coil that is stronger and more sensitive than either, like guitar strings made from an unraveled spinal cord, each strand tuned to different tensions.

    Cry Wolfe

  • And, in presumed hominid precursors, were physical or sociological developments more pertinent?

    Amazing Brain Evolution

  • [His or her] Wernicke's area [the portion of the brain presumed to process language] is staffed by an army of jumpsuited code-breakers, working a barn-size space that is strung about the rafters with a mathematically intricate lattice of rope and steel, and maybe gusseted by a synthetic coil that is stronger and more sensitive than either, like guitar strings made from an unraveled spinal cord, each strand tuned to different tensions.

    Cry Wolfe

  • The purpose of such an education, it can be presumed, is to permit the recognition of laws that are never represented, in effect, the recognition of something that acts like the law but can never take the form of a law.

    Aesthetic Violence and the Legitimacy of Reading Romanticism

  • Slang phrases and crude jests, all odds and ends of vulgar sentiment, without regard to the idiosyncrasies of the negro, were caught up, jumbled together into rhyme, and, rendered into the lingo presumed to be genuine, were ready for the stage.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867

  • This coercion, it may be presumed, is exercised with no light hand over these marauders.

    Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia

  • UN.TED N.TION. (AP) - Iran's sudden revelation of a formerly secret uranium enrichment plant brought more condemnation Saturday at the U.N. General Assembly, with the calling presumed

    WN.com - Articles related to India inks nuclear pact with Argentina

  • The White House says the United States expects a full and complete investigation by Pakistan into what the United States calls a presumed support network that allowed Osama bin Laden to live in Pakistan.

    US Rejects Pakistan's Criticism of bin Laden Raid

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