Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUPPOSES

It supposes dualism and not unity in nature and consciousness.

No one supposes certain French novels to be a representation of ordinary French life.

He supposes a day of retribution, in which the good are to be rewarded and the wicked punished.

It supposes the body to continue and to be in another world what it has become in this.

Every universal truth which we express in words, implies or supposes every other truth.

And do you suppose that any one who knows what things he ought to do supposes that he ought not to do them?

He is dying to conform to anything that he supposes to be the discipline of his class.

That supposes that we have a choice; but my father thinks we have no choice.

To acquit myself with credit is not so easy as Don Baltazar supposes.

Even a hangman, one supposes, has some sort of human feeling.

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.