from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Presumed to be true or real without conclusive evidence.
- adj. Intended: medication that is supposed to relieve pain.
- adj. Required: He is supposed to go to the store.
- adj. Permitted: We are not supposed to smoke here.
- adj. Firmly believed; expected: You're supposed to be my friend.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of suppose.
- adj. Presumed to be true, but without proof
- adj. Generally considered or expected.
- adj. Having an obligation.
- adj. Intended.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Regarded or received as true; imagined; believed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. required or under orders
- adj. based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence
- adj. doubtful or suspect
- adj. mistakenly believed
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I think that we were supposed to somehow see the perpetual loafer in Meathead was *supposed* to be the one making the money and Archie is stealing it from him by unfairly making reality what he wants to be.
˜The framing of moral rules, so long as the ultimate Good is supposed known, [Russell should have said ˜supposed agreed™] is a matter for science.
Quarterly Review_, the value of whose observations may appear from his statement, that "in 1828 the disease broke out in Orenburg, and was supposed [_supposed_!] to have been introduced by the caravans which arrive there from Upper Asia, or [_or_, nothing like a second string] by the Kingiss-Cossacks, who are adjoining this town, and were said [_were said_!] to have been about this time affected with the disease."
Letters on the Cholera Morbus. Containing ample evidence that this disease, under whatever name known, cannot be transmitted from the persons of those labouring under it to other individuals, by contact—through the medium of inanimate substances—or through the medium of the atmosphere; and that all restrictions, by cordons and quarantine regulations, are, as far as regards this disease, not merely useless, but highly injurious to the community.
III. i.101 (177,7) [supposed by the common rout] For _suppose_ I once thought it might be more commodious to substitute _supported_; but there is no need of change: _supposed_ is _founded on supposition_, made by conjecture.
Myabe thinking you're supposed to "have a life" is a stupid way of buying into an untenable 1950s narrative of what life "supposed* to be.
"I address you, Mrs. Cordelia Berry," declaimed Elvira, "because you are supposed -- I say _supposed_ -- to be officially the managing director -- or directress, to speak correct -- of this institution.
I mean, is the term supposed to indicate some kind of "trickle-down" effect of VP preferences??
Although one of the definitions of "supposed" is "mistakenly believed", the more common definition is definitely perjorative.
Miles's qualification of the critical opposition with the word "supposed" is entirely apposite for the process of critical spectralization that I have just discussed.
November 10th, 2009 at 5: 07 am PST is the second part of the title supposed to be in french? in that case, that’s more something like “Et toi, Netflix?”