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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PREMISE

I fully agree with the premise, but not with the conclusion.

Now that the first shock was over, she saw that there was every reason to premise a Mrs. Bast.

This I premise we will do as we pass from stage to stage in the development of the theory.

And I must premise, without attempting to justify them, certain explanations.

Admit the premise that to be virtuous is to escape whipping, the argument is logical.

It is needless to premise, that my table is large enough to hold the ladies.

It may be well to premise a brief indication of the method which I have adopted.

I might premise by saying that my father was an enthusiastic Britisher.

But the argument is simplified by lopping off the greater part of the premise.

But let me premise that all do not belong to every instance of trance.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., in logic, "a previous proposition from which another follows," from Old French premisse (14c.), from Medieval Latin premissa (propositio or sententia) "(the proposition) set before," noun use of fem. past participle of Latin praemittere "send forward, put before," from prae "before" (see pre-) + mittere "to send" (see mission). In legal documents it meant "matter previously stated" (early 15c.), which in deeds or wills often was a house or building, hence the extended meaning "house or building, with grounds" (1730).

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