on the presumption that

idiom

: believing that
Thousands of people used this drug on the presumption that it was safe.

Examples of on the presumption that in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her real-life smile improves on the awful, cartoony The Princess and the Frog (2009): That was Disney’s first black-exploitation cartoon, made on the presumption that viewers need mirror images of themselves — even cartoon images with ersatz musical stylings. Armond White, National Review, 26 May 2023 Her real-life smile improves on the awful, cartoony The Princess and the Frog (2009): That was Disney’s first black-exploitation cartoon, made on the presumption that viewers need mirror images of themselves — even cartoon images with ersatz musical stylings. Armond White, National Review, 26 May 2023 Institutional authority, in a democracy, rests on the presumption that ordinary people who are granted extraordinary influence will be changed by it — that, as Spider-Man learned, with great power comes great responsibility. Charles Homans, New York Times, 14 Mar. 2023 The National Academies panel proposes a four-phase approach, based on the presumption that when a vaccine first becomes available, only 10 million to 15 million courses of vaccine will likely be immediately available. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2020 The paradox rests on the presumption that the arrival of freedom should be greeted with gratitude, instead of with self-reflection about what allowed it to be deprived in the first place. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, 19 June 2020 But the bot’s rigorous simplicity isn’t so much trivializing as philological: it’s built on the presumption that the language the Times uses is worthy of our attention, and of our scrutiny. Max Norman, The New Yorker, 7 Mar. 2023 The French author, who was touched by the philosophy that led to the Paris Commune of 1871, wrote on the presumption that anything was moral that tended to set up a revolutionary dictatorship of the world. Jack Moffitt, The Hollywood Reporter, 22 Dec. 2022 But the plan also hung on the presumption that the third dose would do the trick. Caroline Chen, ProPublica, 6 Mar. 2022

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