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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of hypothesize.


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  • In the 1980s, the oceanographer John Martin hypothesized that large amounts of oceanic iron may have produced giant plankton blooms in the past, and therefore chilled the atmosphere by removing carbon dioxide.

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  • This NASA story, about how the Moon bears witness to the early history of the solar system, and could tell us whether "extinction events" caused by heavy bombardments from outer space really recur every 26 million years on Earth as some have hypothesized, is headlined "The Moon is a harsh witness."

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  • Darwin hypothesized that there must be a moth out there with a 12″ tongue that had evolved alongside this flower.

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  • Please – I claim we can't test for purpose and intent because there are no tests for purpose and intent that can be applied to arbitrary entities (such as hypothesized in the context of ID).

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  • With the exception of some copies pilfered from warehouses, the entire 400,000 print run of If I Did It — in which Simpson "hypothesized" how he would have killed his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman — was slated to be destroyed.

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  • As we all know, the Pakistanis originally "hypothesized" that their terrorists were Mossad agents.

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  • The new Affirmative Action report calls those notions "hypothesized," and not proven by

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  • Furthermore, the reduction of glutathione levels also induced a mobilization of other antioxidant molecules to the blood plasma, supporting the cost, such as hypothesized by Alonso-Alvarez and colleagues.

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  • Initial reactions to the bikini did not produce quite the outcome Réard had hypothesized.

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  • Returning to black holes as an analogy, their existence was hypothesized long before more recent observations of stellar motions.

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