What is another word for pre-sumptuousnesses?

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[ pɹˈiːsˈʌmpt͡ʃuːˌa͡ʊsnəsɪz], [ pɹˈiːsˈʌmpt‍ʃuːˌa‍ʊsnəsɪz], [ p_ɹ_ˈiː_s_ˈʌ_m_p_tʃ_uː_ˌaʊ_s_n_ə_s_ɪ_z]

How to use "Pre-sumptuousnesses" in context?

Some events give rise to expectations, which in turn create a feeling of gratification before the event has even occurred. This is often referred to as "pre-sumptuousnesses," and they can be a heady mix of anticipation and Anticipatorydrugs. They can be alluring and even intoxicating, but they can be dangerous.

The term "pre-sumptuousnesses" was coined by Judith Martin in her book The Pursuit of Felicity. She defines them as "feelings and thoughts that precede and might lead up to a moment of lavishness.

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