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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • This made him less uneasy, it must be owned, than if the new-comer had proved to be a customs officer; but this supposition also disappeared like the first, when he beheld the perfect tranquillity of his recruit.
  • "I thank you for the warning," said the count; "I shall endeavor to be prepared for all suppositions."
  • "And then, you know," he said, "an idea, a supposition, is sufficient."
  • And was he not the person who was assassinated one evening on leaving a Bonapartist meeting to which he had been invited on the supposition that he favored the cause of the emperor?
  • Noirtier looked his conviction that she was right in her supposition.
  • You say an exterminating angel appears to have devoted that house to God’s anger—well, who says your supposition is not reality?
  • "You remember," said the count, during the most profound silence, "that the unhappy wretch who came to rob me died at my house; the supposition is that he was stabbed by his accomplice, on attempting to leave it."

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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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