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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of presuppose.


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  • The title presupposes that the mother has already accepted the fact that her child's hearing is not perfect, and, for the sake of the child, it is to be hoped that this knowledge came to her very promptly after the occurrence of the deafness.

    What the Mother of a Deaf Child Ought to Know

  • The term presupposes opposition to the classic style, to rhetorical deduction, and to measured periods, all of which were unknown in the time of the Renaissance, and first imported in that of the French Revolution.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • But they made a workmanlike thriller that works as an (unconscious?) auto-critique of mainstreamed Internet-age hedonism-the title presupposes the universal saturation of online schoolyard smuttiness, the film positing a world where nobody thinks twice when the camcorder comes out at the sex party.

    Riverfront Times | Complete Issue

  • Of course, all of the talk of a third term presupposes smooth sailing for Argentina's fast-growing economy.

    Kirchner's 'Eternal' Issue

  • The phrase presupposes that evolution is an entity with its own desires - its own concerns.

    Planet Atheism

  • This single phrase presupposes that such a school exists, i.e.

    World-Building Week: Showing it Off

  • It should be observed that Coleridge's philosophy presupposes "a bond between nature in the higher sense and the soul of a man," presupposes, that is, that the spirit of the artist "has the same ground with nature," whose unspoken language he must learn "in its main radicals."

    Personality in Literature

  • That word presupposes an intimacy of acquaintance with letters, a turn of mind, and a manner of feeling to which I dare lay no claim.

    A Personal Record

  • It is the repetition of what we know already: expression presupposes impression.

    Aesthetic as Science of Expression and General Linguistic

  • That word presupposes an intimacy of acquaintance with letters, a turn of mind and

    Some Reminiscences


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