proposed

[ pruh-pohz ]SEE DEFINITION OF proposed

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROPOSED

Faced by failure of credit they have proposed only the lending of more money.

The feeling then was reciprocal, and he was proposed for the vacant seat.

It was proposed to send for me down: but my father said, he could not bear to look upon me.

I am sure you could not have represented what I proposed fairly: I am sure you could not.

The principal toast, proposed by Mr. Gladstone, was the Queen.

The principle of these two young ladies is proposed as an exemplar to her sex.

"Let's eradicate him from the face of the earth, Reddy," proposed David.

"Your proposed stroll will be knocked on the head," said Hardy to George.

I wonder, sometimes, whether I was not too complacent over my proposed duties.

The night before, he had proposed to a girl and had been rejected.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French proposer "propose, advance, suggest" (12c.), from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + poser "put, place" (see pose (v.1)). Meaning "make an offer of marriage" is first recorded 1764. Related: Proposed; proposing. Cf. also propone, which coexisted with this word for a time.

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