unpresumptuous love


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  • adj. Not presumptuous; modest

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not presumptuous or arrogant; humble; submissive; modest.


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  • Its influence, however, would become apparent only with time, and most of the people who worked within it, like Hania Mufti herself, were unpresumptuous about the job.

    The Accuser

  • Used to adopting and discarding false identities the way a traditional croupier shuffled cards, one "Sascha Harbonnet," his unusual but complaisant pet, and their one small article of luggage rapidly and efficiently cleared Goldin IV's unpresumptuous departure procedures.

    Flinx's Folly

  • Years later the adolescent falls in love with death; primps his spirit for it; recalls in unpresumptuous brotherhood Shelley and Keats and Chatterton.

    Greener Than You Think

  • "You must be sure and introduce me," she said, with a sparkle of her eyes that Frank was too unpresumptuous to understand.

    Love, the Fiddler

  • Contemplation of God in Christ is the master-key that opens this door, and makes it possible for the lowliest and the foulest amongst us to cherish unpresumptuous hopes of being like Him 'if we see Him as He is revealed here, and perfectly like Him when yonder we see Him' as He _is_. '

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

  • But, lofty as these were, this Psalmist lifts an unpresumptuous eye to the heavens, and having said of Him who dwells there, 'His righteousness endureth for ever,' is not afraid to turn to the humble worshipper on this low earth, and declare the same thing of him.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Psalms

  • He puts out here an unpresumptuous hand, and grasps all the constellated glories of the divine Nature, and says, 'They are Mine'; and the Father looks down from heaven and says, 'Son!

    Expositions of Holy Scripture: St. John Chaps. XV to XXI

  • But even then, the chief reason why the Christian is warranted in cherishing an unpresumptuous hope that he will know even as he is known is not that then he will have dropped the veil of flesh and sense, but that he will have dropped the thicker, more stifling covering of sin, and, being perfectly like God, will be able perfectly to gaze on

    Expositions of Holy Scripture Isaiah and Jeremiah

  • Thou art rich indeed, if thou canst look upwards to Heaven, and say with "unpresumptuous smile," "I am at peace with God."

    The Faithful Promiser

  • He looketh up confidingly, with unpresumptuous eye,

    Heart Utterances at Various Periods of a Chequered Life


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