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Definition to propose an idea or fact for consideration
  • He posited 'Socratic irony' in contrast.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • Are you positing that the squirrel typed those words?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Both of them are tycoons, Yo posits.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • If his face fills out some more, he posits, he won't be so bad looking, really.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • 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
  • He ran out of the house and de— posited the suitcase in the mission air-raid shelter.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Starvation was posited as the most probable cause of death.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Others have posited that an unresolved Oedipal conflict was at the root of his fatal odyssey.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • In fact, there are some theories that posit that all squirrels are descended from the flying squirrel.
    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
  • You, a self-professed cynic, are positing that the squirrel is a superhero.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • "That's exactly what I'm positing."
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • This explanation posits that external observation leads to the collapse of the quantum wave function.
    Cixin Liu  --  The Three-Body Problem
  • Positing?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Positing?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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