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supposition
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
something supposed (rather than something known to be so) — especially when others doubt that reality
  • Her altered manner, her repeated absences from home alone, her comparative indifference to the interests of the gang for which she had once been so zealous, and, added to these, her desperate impatience to leave home that night at a particular hour, all favoured the supposition, and rendered it, to him at least, almost matter of certainty.
    Chapter 44 — The Time Arrives for Nancy to Redeem Her Pledge to Rose.... (81% in)
  • Her disordered appearance, and a wholesale perfume of Geneva which pervaded the apartment, afforded strong confirmatory evidence of the justice of the Jew's supposition; and when, after indulging in the temporary display of violence above described, she subsided, first into dullness, and afterwards into a compound of feelings: under the influence of which she shed tears one minute, and in the next gave utterance to various exclamations of 'Never say die!' and divers calculations as to...
    Chapter 26 — In Which a Mysterious Character Appears Upon the Scene.... (62% in)

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