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hypothesis
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
something that may or may not be true, but is temporarily treated as true to advance a discussion or to further investigation
  • "FOR THE SAKE OF AVOIDING A HYPOTHETICAL LAWSUIT," wrote Owen Meany, "THE HEADMASTER HAS CHANGED A DEMOCRACY TO AN OLIGARCHY—HE HAS TAKEN THE FUTURE OF A BOY IN TROUBLE OUT OF THE HANDS OF MANY AND PLACED THE FATE OF THAT BOY INTO THE HANDS OF A FEW AND LET US EXAMINE THESE FEW.
    p. 337.1

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