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premise
used in
To Kill a Mockingbird
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premise
Used in
To Kill a Mockingbird
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  • 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.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: she premised her comments by...
as in: the premise of the argument
as in: the premise of the story
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