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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROPOUND

And he went on to propound the wildest schemes for getting away.

Thus does Arama propound his plan for a fusion between the races.

I do not wonder at your being ashamed to propound such a fiction.'

I propound the theory that the observer is the point of view.

You were pleased to propound some Questions, you have had our Resolutions upon them.

Stand up, Hannibal, and answer truly the questions I am about to propound to you.

At length some persons in authority were sent to propound to him terms of release.

What, then, is the scheme of reconciliation which I would venture to propound?

"That is rather a dangerous theory to propound," said Mr. Orban.

The only answers which they propound are the mythic and Tbingen theories.

WORD ORIGIN

late 16c. variant of Middle English proponen "to put forward" (late 14c.), from Latin proponere "put forth, set forth, lay out, display, expose to view," figuratively "set before the mind; resolve; intend, design," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + ponere "to put" (see position (n.)). Perhaps influenced in form by compound, expound. Related: Propounded; propounding.

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