Definitions

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  • n. an assumption that is basic to an argument

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Language does not operate in the mode of knowing or constatation of truths, but in the mode of persuasion, of rhetoric as a type of power rather than

    Double-Take. Reading De Man and Derrida Writing on Tropes.

  • Another sad constatation was that we started to forget all of it.

    02/19/2006 - 02/26/2006

  • For example, I proffer the constatation, 'Black ladders lack bladders.'

    Crome Yellow

  • ‘An honest man and an honest woman may be insulted, but to tell a thief he’s a thief is simply la constatation d’un fait.

    Chapter IV. Part IV

  • The amusement of this constatation is, as I have hinted, in the detail of the matter, and the detail is so dense, the texture of the figured and smoothed tapestry so loose, that the genius of Gyp herself, muse of general looseness, would certainly, once warned, have uttered the first disavowal of my homage.

    The Awkward Age

  • From this < i > constatation , this cold curiosity, proceed all the industry, the prosperity, the vitality of the place.

    Italian Hours

  • "An honest man and an honest woman may be insulted, but to tell a thief he's a thief is simply _la constatation d'un fait_."

    Anna Karenina

  • “An honest man and an honest woman may be insulted, but to tell a thief he’s a thief is simply la constatation d’un fait.”

    Anna Karenina

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