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  • But, sir, when I said so to myself on rising this morning, and when I looked round the room to gather courage and comfort from the cheerful aspect of each familiar object in full daylight, there — on the carpet — I saw what gave the distinct lie to my hypothesis, — the veil, torn from top to bottom in two halves!

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as in: a study to test her hypothesis Define
a seemingly reasonable, but unproven, idea based upon known facts -- often an idea to be tested
as in: Let's assume hypothetically that Define
something that may not be true, but that is temporarily treated as true to advance a discussion or to further investigation
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