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as in: she premised her comments by... Define
provide a preface or introduction
  • ’After premising thus much, it would be a work of supererogation to add, that dust and ashes are for ever scattered ’On ’The ’Head ’Of ’WILKINS MICAWBER.’
  • Allow me to say that I fully defer to the reasonable character of that inquiry, and proceed to develop it; premising that it is not an object of a pecuniary nature.

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  • She premised her remarks by thanking the executive committee for their work.
  • She will premise her remarks with...

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  • Almost the first remarkable thing I observed in Miss Murdstone was, her being constantly haunted by a suspicion that the servants had a man secreted somewhere on the premises.
  • The advertisement directed us to apply to Mrs. Crupp on the premises, and we rung the area bell, which we supposed to communicate with Mrs. Crupp.

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  • That individual is in legal possession of the premises, under a distress for rent.
  • ’No, indeed,’ said I. In short, my aunt, seeing how enraptured I was with the premises, took them for a month, with leave to remain for twelve months when that time was out.
  • If it had lasted any longer, I think I must have gone down on my knees on the gravel, with the probability before me of grazing them, and of being presently ejected from the premises besides.
  • His shell-jacket was as much too little for him as he was too big for the premises.
  • I was glad to infer, from these slight premises, that Mr. Micawber was doing well; and consequently was much surprised to receive, about this time, the following letter from his amiable wife.
  • A little while afterwards, he broke out in an entirely new direction, and confessed to a knowledge of burglarious intentions as to our premises, on the part of the pot-boy, who was immediately taken up.
  • Kidnappers and inveiglers were planted in all the avenues of entrance to the Commons, with instructions to do their utmost to cut off all persons in mourning, and all gentlemen with anything bashful in their appearance, and entice them to the offices in which their respective employers were interested; which instructions were so well observed, that I myself, before I was known by sight, was twice hustled into the premises of our principal opponent.

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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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