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supposition
used in The Merchant of Venice

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Definition
something supposed (rather than something known to be so) — especially when others doubt that reality
  • Ho, no, no, no, no: my meaning in saying he is a good man is to have you understand me that he is sufficient; yet his means are in supposition: he hath an argosy bound to Tripolis, another to the Indies; I understand, moreover, upon the Rialto, he hath a third at Mexico, a fourth for England, and other ventures he hath, squandered abroad.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — Venice. A public place (9% in)

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