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premises
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To Kill a Mockingbird
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as in: located on the premises Define
land and buildings together -- especially of a business or organization
  • Against the fence, in a line, were six chipped-enamel slop jars holding brilliant red geraniums, cared for as tenderly as if they belonged to Miss Maudie Atkinson, had Miss Maudie deigned to permit a geranium on her premises.
    p.228.6
  • Miss Frutti said she’d know a Maycomb voice anywhere, and there were no Maycomb voices in that parlor last night— rolling their r’s all over her premises, they were.
    p.337.8

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  • She was injured on the premises of the defendant.
  • Will you now do me the favor of leaving the premises?
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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as in: the premise of the argument Define
something assumed to be true that can be used to build a logical argument
  • I pulled at his sleeve, and we were followed up the sidewalk by a philippic on our family’s moral degeneration, the major premise of which was that half the Finches were in the asylum anyway, but if our mother were living we would not have come to such a state.
    p.136.1

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  • Her logic is fine except that it assumes a false premise.
  • Her argument rests on two premises.

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as in: the premise of the argument Define
something assumed to be true that can be used to build a logical argument
as in: the premise of the story Define
something that provides context -- such as the underlying situation in a situation comedy
as in: she premised her comments by... Define
provide a preface or introduction
as in: located on the premises Define
land and buildings together -- especially of a business or organization
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