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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUPPOSE

These circumstances have led me to suppose that you worship them as mere forms.

"No, I suppose not," said Hester, thus disclaiming the title.

"I suppose you want to be taken back," said the superintendent, abruptly.

If he had been picked up by any vessel I suppose he would have written.

A grievous error it is to suppose that Cupid's artillery is limited to bow and arrows.

I suppose he'll be a little more fastidious, as the brother-in-law of Shepler.

I suppose you are going because you can't make a living here!

We will then talk over your plans, for I suppose you have some, and I will do what I can to promote them.

Suppose that you are taking a trip in the mountains and you have seen a deer.

Few here, I suppose, now personally remember Francis Lieber.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to assume as the basis of argument," from Old French supposer "to assume," probably a replacement of *suppondre (influenced by Old French poser "put, place"), from Latin supponere "put or place under," from sub "under" + ponere "put, place" (see position). Meaning "to admit as possible, to believe to be true" is from 1520s.

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