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supposition

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Definition something supposed (rather than something known to be so) — especially when others doubt that reality
  • She paints a vivid picture, but we must remember it is all mere supposition.
supposition = something supposed (rather than something known to be so)
  • It is an unsupportable supposition.
  • supposition = something supposed (rather than something known to be so)
  • It is a foolish supposition.
  • supposition = something supposed (rather than something known to be so)
  • Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion.
    George Washington
  • supposition = something supposed (rather than something known to be so)
  • Suppose somebody should have got over the wall of the back-yard, and stolen it, while they were merry with the goose—a supposition at which the two young Cratchits became livid!
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • supposition = something put forth to believe as possible
  • Such a supposition ... is altogether inconsistent with real existence;
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • supposition = something put forth to believe as true
  • This functionary, however, has been thoroughly mystified; and the remote source of his defeat lies in the supposition that the Minister is a fool, because he has acquired renown as a poet.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Purloined Letter
  • supposition = something supposed (rather than something known to be so)
  • He seemed to yield to the justice of this supposition, in spite of himself.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • supposition = something put forth to believe as true
  • Author's Note History is comprised less of certainty than of supposition.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Somebody has changed your suppositions.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Q. I think you will agree that that is a relatively uninformed supposition.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • We've made some hypotheses, some suppositions, but nobody really knows what the nests were like.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • As if to confirm this last supposition, the dull boom of a gun was heard from out at sea.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • I wouldn't wager my life on that supposition," said Kassad.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • He looked for solutions, he made suppositions, he tried to analyze long-term scenarios, in order to carefully assess the potential outcomes.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • Victor, be assured that your cousin and playmate has too sincere a love for you not to be made miserable by this supposition.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • But this idea of Quality took issue with that very supposition...of objectivity and disinterestedness.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • All this I was forced to define and describe by putting cases and making suppositions.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • A naturalistic scientist will exclusively rely on natural phenomena—not on either rationalistic suppositions or any form of divine revelation.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie's World
  • "Yes, you mentioned the—the supposition," replied Longstreth, sarcastically.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger

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