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premise
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The Brothers Karamazov
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as in: she premised her comments by... Define
provide a preface or introduction
  • But apart from temporary aberration, the doctor diagnosed mania, which premised, in his words, to lead to complete insanity in the future.

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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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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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