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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Presumedly By presumption.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The term 'crack' refers to the crackling sound heard when the mixture is smoked (heated), presumably from the sodium bicarbonate.
    • presumedly By presumption; as one may suppose; presumably.
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  • John Gray
    John Gray
    “To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn't know what to do or that he can't do it on his own.”
  • Alexander Pope
    “If, presume not to God to scan; The proper study of Mankind is Man. Plac'd on this isthmus of a middle state, a being darkly wise, and rudely great.”
  • Stanley Garn
    Stanley Garn
    “If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.”
  • George Steiner
    “Language can only deal meaningfully with a special, restricted segment of reality. The rest, and it is presumably the much larger part, is silence.”
  • Edmund Burke
    “If the people are happy, united, wealthy, and powerful, we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.”
  • Socrates
    “Where there is reverence there is fear, but there is not reverence everywhere that there is fear, because fear presumably has a wider extension than reverence.”


In literature:

AL`KAHEST, the presumed universal solvent of the alchemists.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The wood was chiefly larches, whence I presume the name.
"A Residence in France" by J. Fenimore Cooper
This is not your first voyage, I presume?
"The Mission" by Frederick Marryat
From this I presume he must like him.
"Letters of Ulysses S. Grant to His Father and His Youngest Sister, 1857-78" by Ulysses S. Grant
She was treading out a petticoat with her bare feet, presumably on a flat stone.
"Mince Pie" by Christopher Darlington Morley
No one appears to think them worth shooting, and I presume they do no damage.
"Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life" by Thomas Wallace Knox
I presume he was drowned, for I never saw him afterward.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
I presume some one will show up presently.
"Twelve Men" by Theodore Dreiser
It is however, presumably a little too soon to ask your opinion.
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
You have no objection, I presume, to my conversing with Flora upon this strange subject?
"Varney the Vampire" by Thomas Preskett Prest
I presume that he has, at least upon a sea-piece.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. 6 (of 6)" by Thomas Moore
I presume the selection of gifts so satisfactory to all parties must have been yours?
"Elsie's Womanhood" by Martha Finley
I presume you will walk.
"Japhet in Search of a Father" by Frederick Marryat
I presume the tree must be twenty years old or more.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Eleventh Annual Meeting" by Various
It was only yesterday that Lord Hampstead presumed to call me irrational.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
The automobiles came for you all; but I presume the others have gone by this time.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
My driver drew in to the left, close to the wood, thinking, I presume, that they would pass us.
"A Diplomatic Adventure" by S. Weir Mitchell
The old move, I presume?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XV" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The discontented boy has become, presumably, a prosperous citizen of the world.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It will be like that here, I presume.
"Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty" by J. W. de Forest

In poetry:

The sabbath in devotion spend, and come
Unto the temple, in thy best array,
Nor, whilst thou livest here on earth, presume
To do the Devil's work on that blest day.
"Stanza's Concerning Some Persons And Things, That Are Mentioned In The Holy Scriptures" by Rees Prichard
Let none presume to go to bed at night
'Till, on his knees, he has his homage paid —
His bounden homage — due to God of right,
Ere to repose he has his body laid.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
How then can dust and ashes e'er presume
To tread his courts without submission due?
Nay, even then, when they to worship come,
And for forgiveness humbly ought to sue?
"Advice To Prepare Ourselves, Before We Come To Worship God In Public" by Rees Prichard
Although my soul at times presumes to say,
"Lord, take my spirit to the realms above,"
Yet, in my coward flesh, I oft'ner pray,
"This bitter cup from me, O God! remove."
"A Prayer For A Sick Person" by Rees Prichard
Let ev'ry Christian, who wou'd chuse to know
How he shou'd to God's blessed table go,
These precepts learn, and in his mem'ry bear,
Ere rashly he presumes to venture there.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
"Thou shalt not go with them!" distinctly was said,
"Nor to curse the Lord's people presume;"
So the Princes of Moab returned as they came,
And left Balaam reluctant at home.
""" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow

In news:

This is not George Lazenby making his doomed run at James Bond, or even Mel Gibson presuming to play Hamlet.
Searches resumed Wednesday for two missing men presumed to have drowned in Lake Powell in separate incidents.
It seems that, presumably, the steam that is formed from the 'cooking' of the organic matter in the bag of garbage (it was mostly food waste) produces steam, causing the 'fountaining' reaction.
It presumably continued north to Alaska with the rest of its kind.
Suspects arrested after no one claims presumed pot.
"I think that we know the true risk of women and small children getting influenza and we don't know of any risks regarding preservatives, it's just presumed, so I think it's a good thing," says Gibson.
After running, dropping out, presumably .
Presumed tornado damages 30 homes in Volusia.
Vigil held for presumed dead college student .
As police in Southern New Hampshire continue to search for a missing and presumed dead UNH student, the university community will gathered Thursday to remember her life.
LONGVIEW — A worker who fell 200 feet from a Longview, bridge into the Columbia River is presumed dead.
A worker who fell 200 feet from a Longview, Wash. Bridge into the Columbia River is presumed dead.
And so, presumably, is Democrat David Curson, who will likely serve out the remaining two months of the current 11th Congressional District, based on preliminary, unofficial results as of 11 am Wednesday.
The opening days of Texas Gov Rick Perry's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination have revealed a stark contrast between his approach to reviving the economy and that of the presumed front-runner, Mitt Romney.
Khaled Meshal, the leader of Hamas, drones on about past "invaders" who "were faced with defeat," presumably a reference to the Crusaders.

In science:

Since the problems appear to be of a technical rather than conceptual nature, numerical methods are presumably useful here.
Dynamics and Stability of Black Rings
Skinner et al. 2002), whilst those in close binaries additionally possess a harder X-ray component of ∼2–3 keV, presumably from the shocked wind-wind collision zone.
A census of the Wolf-Rayet content in Westerlund 1 from near-infrared imaging and spectroscopy
There are > 100 LMXBs known (Liu et al. 2001); most give no observational indications of their (presumably) rapid spin, although since 1996 some have been found to exhibit oscillations in the range 45–620 Hz only during thermonuclear bursts (e.g.
Pushing the limit on neutron star spin rates
Note, however, that coefficients obtained in this way presume zero metrology input; they are not suitable for use with metrology enabled, and the fitting statistics (e.g.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Presumably, the servo is not well-tuned, and this is a correction for overshooting or something similar.
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
On the other hand, the tight correlation between L[OIII]/MBH and Dn (4000) presented in the third panel of Figure 14 implies that the presence of young stars (and presumably gas) in the bulge is a necessary and sufficient condition for further black hole growth.
Ongoing Formation of Bulges and Black Holes in the Local Universe: New Insights from GALEX
These disks have presumably accreted from gas in the surrounding dark matter halo.
Ongoing Formation of Bulges and Black Holes in the Local Universe: New Insights from GALEX
Before formulating it, let as agree that in the sequel when we use the notation xT we presume that only configurations x such that S(x) ⊃ T are considered.
On Gibbsianness of Random Fields
Since the early work of Madau et al. (1999), stars have been thought to be prime candidates for the energy source, since the GunnPeterson trough disappears prior to the presumed epoch of quasars (z > 5).
Star Formation in a Cosmological Simulation of Reionization
However, nonlinear renewal theory presumes that the perturbations are uniformly continuous in probability, in the sense that max{|ξn+k − ξn | : 0 ≤ k ≤ nδ} converges to zero in probability as n → ∞.
Tail asymptotics for the maximum of perturbed random walk
However, the conclusion of Theorem 1 generally does not hold if we assume only that the perturbation is light-tailed with E exp(θξj ) < ∞ for θ in a neighborhood of θ∗ ; additional regularity, as presumed in Theorem 1, is needed.
Tail asymptotics for the maximum of perturbed random walk
Here ε is a tuning parameter set by Efros and Leung to be ε = 0.1 (presumably by trial and error), and it is not meant to be changed by the user; this value was used in all the Efros and Leung results shown below.
Texture synthesis and nonparametric resampling of random fields
Suppose we have information about φ and ψ, where φ and ψ are presumed to be independent - in some adequate sense.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
So we presume that all birds have these properties of the prototype, i.e. distance 0 from the prototype.
Remarks on Inheritance Systems
The concept of GHZ is much less well defined than the one of CHZ, since none of the presumably relevant factors can be quantified in a satisfactory way.
On the "Galactic Habitable Zone"