POSIT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of posit
Definition:
v. assume existence of; put forward, as for consideration or study; suggest
Example:
Before proving the math formula, we needed to posit that x and y were real numbers.
Sentence in Classic:
HELMER has taken up a position beside the stove, and during her dance gives her frequent instructions.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Context
He recalled his own equivocal position in Belvedere, a free boy, a leader afraid of his own authority, proud and sensitive and suspicious, battling against the squalor of his life and against the riot of his mind.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Kernan restored his hat to its original position on his knee and presented an attentive face to the preacher.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
Thus day followed day; and as sure as morning came he found that his unseen enemies had kept their register, and had marked up in some conspicuous position how many days were still left to him out of the month of grace.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
At first he had shown some disposition to assert his own position, but now he was overcome with admiration, and ready to follow without question wherever Holmes led.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He then held a position at the gate for some time, daring the enemy to come outside, but the enemy only made faces at him through the window and declined.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
This question the Dodo could not answer without a great deal of thought, and it sat for a long time with one finger pressed upon its forehead (the position in which you usually see Shakespeare, in the pictures of him), while the rest waited in silence.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll Context
Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
This position of affairs had now lasted three days, and not only the husband and wife themselves, but all the members of their family and household, were painfully conscious of it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The position was one of misery for all three; and not one of them would have been equal to enduring this position for a single day, if it had not been for the expectation that it would change, that it was merely a temporary painful ordeal which would pass over.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context