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Put forward a defence, or seat yourself, and let judgment be passed.'

Seriously and circumstantially he put forward his proposition.

Tresler accepted the argument in the spirit in which it was put forward.

Five years is the time allowed for all such claims to be put forward.

Perhaps some other gentleman will put forward better counsel than mine.

Should she put forward any objections, over-rule her and refuse to listen.

Her case was put forward on the docket and hurried to a decision.

They cannot honestly be put forward as being more than that.

There is something to be said for the theory of suicide which you have put forward.

I did not deny it, nor did I put forward any witnesses to deny it.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English *putian, implied in putung "instigation, an urging," literally "a putting;" related to pytan "put out, thrust out" (of eyes), probably from a Germanic stem that also produced Danish putte "to put," Swedish dialectal putta; Middle Dutch pote "scion, plant," Dutch poten "to plant," Old Norse pota "to poke."

Meaning "act of casting a heavy stone overhead" (as a trial of strength) is attested from c.1300. Obsolete past tense form putted is attested 14c.-15c. To put down "end by force or authority" (a rebellion, etc.) is from c.1300. Adjective phrase put out "angry, upset" is first recorded 1887; to put out, of a woman, "to offer oneself for sex" is from 1947. To put upon (someone) "play a trick on, impose on" is from 1690s. To put up with "tolerate, accept" (1755) was originally to put up, as in "to pocket." To put (someone) on "deceive" is from 1958.

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