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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • And so I omit all the hypotheses.
  • And I won't go through all the axioms laid down by Russian boys on that subject, all derived from European hypotheses; for what's a hypothesis there, is an axiom with the Russian boy, and not only with the boys but with their teachers too, for our Russian professors are often just the same boys themselves.
  • And I won't go through all the axioms laid down by Russian boys on that subject, all derived from European hypotheses; for what's a hypothesis there, is an axiom with the Russian boy, and not only with the boys but with their teachers too, for our Russian professors are often just the same boys themselves.
  • I answered with the utmost composure that I hadn't egged him on, that I simply stated the general proposition, had spoken hypothetically.
  • "Or, I tell you what," Nastya interrupted impulsively, completely rejecting and forgetting her first hypothesis.
  • Of course, God is only a hypothesis, but .
  • This is only hypothesis, I repeat; I never for one instant doubt of his innocence.
  • "The talented prosecutor, with extraordinary subtlety, sketched for us all the arguments for and against the hypothesis of Smerdyakov's guilt, and asked us in particular what motive he had in feigning a fit.

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  • He hypothesized the existence of Pluto before its discovery.
  • The hypothetical situation made it easier for him to think about his problem more logically and less emotionally.

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