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hypothesis
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The Age of Innocence
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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
  • Of course the dilemma was purely hypothetical; since he wasn’t a blackguard Polish nobleman, it was absurd to speculate what his wife’s rights would be if he WERE.

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  • For the purpose of discussion, let’s accept that the hypothesis that she is guilty is true. What would we have expected her to do after the incident?
  • Hypothetically speaking, if the company did downside and you lost your job, what would you do?

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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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