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premise
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The Idiot
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  • I will only remark that from these premises one could conclude that might is right—I mean the right of the clenched fist, and of personal inclination.

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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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