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supposition
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  • As I was already much attached to Mr. Dick, and very solicitous for his welfare, my fears favoured this supposition; and for a long time his Wednesday hardly ever came round, without my entertaining a misgiving that he would not be on the coach-box as usual.
  • Supposing then, for instance — any unlikely thing will do for a supposition — that you and your mother were to have a serious quarrel.’
  • ’My dear Rosa,’ interposed Mrs. Steerforth, laughing good-naturedly, ’suggest some other supposition!
  • I could not conceal from myself that I had done this, though for a reason very different from her supposition.
  • ’Is that what you found your supposition on, Mrs. Crupp?’ said I. ’Sir,’ said Mrs. Crupp, in a tone approaching to severity, ’I’ve laundressed other young gentlemen besides yourself.
  • The cause of the late change in you, which I have seen with so much pain and sorrow, and have sometimes referred to my old apprehension — at other times to lingering suppositions nearer to the truth — has been made clear tonight; and by an accident I have also come to know, tonight, the full measure of your noble trust in me, even under that mistake.

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  • It is a foolish supposition.
  • She paints a vivid picture, but we must remember it is all mere supposition.

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