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supposition
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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Definition
something supposed (rather than something known to be so) — especially when others doubt that reality
  • He then had it returned and obtained another—a most instructive incident, since it proved conclusively to my mind that we were dealing with a real hound, as no other supposition could explain this anxiety to obtain an old boot and this indifference to a new one.
    Chapter 15 — A Retrospection (54% in)

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