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premise
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • On Ministry of Magic premises.
  • I’m sorry I’ve bin — yeh know — I’ve jus’ bin worried about Aragog an I did wonder whether, if Professor Grubbly-Plank had bin teachin’ yeh —" At which all three of them stated categorically and untruthfully that Professor Grubbly-Plank, who had substituted for Hagrid a few times, was a dreadful teacher, with the result that by the time Hagrid waved them off the premises at dusk, he looked quite cheerful.

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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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