from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • conjunction Assuming that.

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  • verb Present participle of suppose.


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  • ‘Well, supposing that’s so, ’ said Levin, though he did not suppose so at all, ‘supposing that is so, still I don’t see, all the same, what I’m to worry myself about it for.

    Chapter III. Part III

  • "Indeed," said mamma, "and supposing, just _supposing_ Miss Ellis couldn't come too, would it spoil your pleasure very much?"

    A Christmas Posy

  • Until you present such a theory any 'supposing' is pointless.

    Big ideas take time

  • Our correspondent errs through over zeal, in supposing that our former notice was written in the spirit of detraction.

    Letter 388

  • EMOTIONAL MISAPPREHENSION: in supposing that immediate relief for the poor, and the working poor, is born of jealousy and hatred of the rich.

    Tax Cuts for the Rich, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Mr. Cantor is wrong in supposing Americans are nostalgic for the party they threw out in no uncertain terms.

    Cantor's sights set higher than Congress?

  • I am struck by this conversation about whether MT Anderson's book is for adults or kids, and agree wholeheartedly with the anonymous poster and with Roger when they point out the false assumptions in supposing it is not for kids.

    Just announced:

  • And, (what this Cartesian argument is saying), the very concept of God is implied in supposing reality to be rationally structured and hence amenable to rational thought, for God is that which endows reality with rational intelligibility.

    Again, there is absolutely no teleology involved

  • That's assuming, of course, that I am right in supposing that all of these newbie countries vote "yes."

    Archive 2007-08-30

  • The learned Prof.H. H. Wilson was mistaken in supposing that these fictions “originate in the feeling which has always pervaded the East unfavourable to the dignity of women.”

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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