supposing

[ suh-poh-zing ]SEE DEFINITION OF supposing
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUPPOSING

Supposing him ready to separate from her, could she be detached from him?

Supposing—— It was cruel to excite and upset her just for that; it made the pain worse.

The great mistake I made was, in supposing I had undergone any real change of heart.

Future obedience, supposing it perfect, could not expiate past offences.

Supposing she had been the stranger's sister, she was taken into his house.

I believe I am not mistaken in supposing that I am acquainted with those features?

You are right in supposing that I am not unaccustomed to—an influential position.'

But—supposing I weren't here—do you think you could get him back?

You are sure you are not mistaken in supposing no one came in?

But supposing the cost were not sixpence a week, not fivepence?

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUPPOSING

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conjunctioneven though

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