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Although it is only in recent years that the importance of our universal interdependence with nature has been demonstrated scientifically, the supposition that it was probably true has been around for hundreds of years.

The underlining supposition is that if China can rebuild Afghanistan, it’s model must be superior to the Western one.

From Time

There were many technological challenges to surmount, as well as a long-held supposition that other solar systems would work just like ours.

The necessity of unanimity in public bodies, or of something approaching towards it, has been founded upon a supposition that it would contribute to security.

From Vox

Contamination must be proven with certainty not supposition.

And in that latter supposition, they may have been right; they certainly know more about Cypriot politics than I do.

To be sure, there has been no denial of that widely reported supposition either.

It's just the logical supposition to make about the anti-colonialist blah blah blah.

We have likewise found a vein of plumbago, which was an object of search, on the supposition that it was coal.

The tone is too earnest to permit the supposition that Edward was dissembling knowledge of the facts.

And the latter supposition, indeed, seems to correspond with the circumstances of the facts.

This evidence does not require us to abandon the supposition that the tides tend to diminish the earth's rate of rotation.

The latter, indeed, is claimed by Eusebius as a Christian; but his character and conduct are inconsistent with such a supposition.


On this page you'll find 73 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to supposition, such as: conjecture, guesswork, hunch, hypothesis, presumption, and thesis.

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