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hypothesis
used in The Screwtape Letters

3 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
assume as a working hypothesis
Definition
something that may or may not be true, but is temporarily treated as true to advance a discussion or to further investigation
  • For real resignation, at the same moment, to a dozen different and hypothetical fates, is almost impossible, and the Enemy does not greatly assist those who are trying to attain it: resignation to present and actual suffering, even where that suffering consists of fear, is far easier and is usually helped by this direct action.
    Chapter 6 (26% in)
hypothetical = something temporarily treated as true
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  • Hypothesis after hypothesis has been tried, and still we can't find out.
    Chapter 19 (52% in)
  • Hypothesis after hypothesis has been tried, and still we can't find out.
    Chapter 19 (52% in)

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