from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The supposing of something to exist; supposition; notion; suggestion.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of supposing; also, that which is supposed; supposition; opinion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of supposing.
  • noun That which is supposed; supposition; opinion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the cognitive process of supposing
  • noun a hypothesis that is taken for granted


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  • The story of Ivan and Dimitri and Alexie stops for God knows how many pages while we listen to a "supposal" about Christ visiting Seville during the time of the Spanish Inquisition.

  • Of course Senator Clinton was saying these things back when she was busy alienating people like me with her arrogant supposal of the crown, as though any challenge to her claim on the nomination was unthinkable.

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  • I suppose, under favour, that the time is scarce come for the proposal of this question; but yet something may be given in unto it, though not so clear as the former supposal, being effected, would cause it to be.

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  • That they are obstinate and pertinacious is also a cheap supposal, taken up without the price of a proof.

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  • And there is no farther argument necessary to prove that men do not understand the mind of God in the Scripture in a due manner, than their supposal and confidence that so they can do without the communication of a spiritual understanding unto them by the Holy Spirit of God, which is so contrary unto the plain, express testimonies thereof.


  • We see the will of God for the present; neither are we to suppose so as to make our supposal a bottom for any argument that they could have been otherwise disposed.

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  • The supposal was confirmed before; the inference is plain from Scripture and experience, and the whole argument (if I mistake not) solid.

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  • Christ absolutely, not depending on any condition in man to be fulfilled, be not common to all, then did not Christ die for all; but the supposal is true, as is evident in the grace of faith, which being procured by the death of Christ, to be absolutely bestowed on them for whom he died, is not common to all: therefore, our Saviour did not die for all.

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  • A condition wherein he may be overwhelmed with sad apprehensions of the coming of a confluence of all manner of evils upon him, — and that not for a short season, but he may be necessitated to walk in them, which denotes a state of some continuance, a conflicting with most dismal evils, and in their own nature tending to death, — is in the supposal.

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  • “Now,” saith he, “this must needs be so, because God here, upon such a supposal, pronounceth such a man to be in the estate of condemnation.”

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