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hypothesis
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
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  • But we are bound to exhaust all other hypotheses before falling back upon this one.
  • And if we take this as a working hypothesis we have a fresh basis from which to start our construction of this unknown visitor.

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  • Supposing that anything happened to our young friend here—you will forgive the unpleasant hypothesis!

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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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