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supposition
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

7 uses
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Definition
something supposed (rather than something known to be so) — especially when others doubt that reality
  • This made him less uneasy, it must be owned, than if the new-comer had proved to be a customs officer; but this supposition also disappeared like the first, when he beheld the perfect tranquillity of his recruit.
    Chapters 22-23 (60% in)
  • And was he not the person who was assassinated one evening on leaving a Bonapartist meeting to which he had been invited on the supposition that he favored the cause of the emperor?
    Chapters 59-60 (69% in)
  • "And then, you know," he said, "an idea, a supposition, is sufficient."
    Chapters 63-64 (45% in)
  • "I thank you for the warning," said the count; "I shall endeavor to be prepared for all suppositions."
    Chapters 67-68 (94% in)
  • Noirtier looked his conviction that she was right in her supposition.
    Chapters 79-80 (20% in)
  • You say an exterminating angel appears to have devoted that house to God's anger—well, who says your supposition is not reality?
    Chapters 93-94 (62% in)
  • "You remember," said the count, during the most profound silence, "that the unhappy wretch who came to rob me died at my house; the supposition is that he was stabbed by his accomplice, on attempting to leave it."
    Chapters 95-96 (91% in)

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