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Are you positing that the squirrel typed those words?
Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  to propose an idea or fact for consideration
 Mark word for later review on this computer
posit posits posited positing
It is especially common to posit postulates (things accepted as true which can be used to support a more controversial idea).
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  • Are you positing that the squirrel typed those words?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Starvation was posited as the most probable cause of death.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He ran out of the house and de— posited the suitcase in the mission air-raid shelter.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • If his face fills out some more, he posits, he won’t be so bad looking, really.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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  • Both of them are tycoons, Yo posits.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • He posited ’Socratic irony’ in contrast.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • And let me now posit this: ’dignity’ has to do crucially with a butler’s ability not to abandon the professional being he inhabits.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • "Mesmer posited a magnetic fluid encircling the body, which was certainly erroneous," says Dr. DuPont.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • The Japanese attitude of superiority is evident in a document from the Imperial Rule Assistance Association entitled "Basic Concepts of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere": "Although we use the expression ’Asian Cooperation,’ this by no means ignores the fact that Japan was created by the Gods or posits an automatic racial equality."
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Fache had posited all kinds of explanations tonight to explain Sophie’s odd behavior, including that Sophie, as Saunière’s sole heir, had persuaded her secret lover Robert Langdon to kill off Saunière for the inheritance money.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • The best guess posited that Holmes had lured a woman into the vault; that the woman was shoeless at the time, perhaps nude; and that Holmes then had closed the airtight door to lock her inside.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • But does not the very positing of eternity and infinity imply the logical, mathematical negation of things limited and finite, their relative reduction to zero?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Positing what protasis would the contraction for such several schemes become a natural and necessary apodosis?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "That’s exactly what I’m positing."
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • You, a self-professed cynic, are positing that the squirrel is a superhero.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Positing?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Positing?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • It’s not much of a stretch to posit that such a rash of misfortune dealt a serious blow to Waterman’s young psyche.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But should it be that anyone ever wished to posit that I have attained at least a little of that crucial quality of ’dignity’ in the course of my career, such a person may wish to be directed towards that conference of March 1923 as representing the moment when I first demonstrated I might have a capacity for such a quality.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • In fact, there are some theories that posit that all squirrels are descended from the flying squirrel.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Others have posited that an unresolved Oedipal conflict was at the root of his fatal odyssey.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • If you posit substantial character in the individual, that is, if you transfer the essence of things from the universal to the particular, as Thomas and Bonaventura did, being true Aristotelians, you have then removed the world from its unity with the highest idea, it becomes something outside God, and so God becomes transcendent.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • …the period of the birth of the younger astroscopist: the annual recurrence of meteoric showers about the period of the feast of S. Lawrence (martyr, lo August): the monthly recurrence known as the new moon with the old moon in her arms: the posited influence of celestial on human bodies: the appearance of a star (1st magnitude) of exceeding brilliancy dominating by night and day (a new luminous sun generated by the collision and amalgamation in incandescence of two nonluminous exsuns)…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She posited her hand on his shoulder
  • He posited three basic laws of nature
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Associated words [difficulty]:   posit [7]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Human Behavior, Logic & Reasoning, Religion & Spirtuality
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