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 Meanings and Examples of PROPOSE
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 v.  make a proposal, declare a plan for something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  To propose a vote of thanks to the gifted lady.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
2  "That is just what I was about to venture to propose," returned the doctor with a smile.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
3  To my thinking now," said the Jester, who was frequently wont to act as peace-maker in the family, "our master did not propose to hurt Fangs, but only to affright him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
4  Nobody that wishes me well, I am sure, would propose it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
5  He is still able to think and act; and I write, by his desire, to propose your returning home.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVI
6  To prove to you that I am disposed to trust you, I tell you without reserve, that we propose to extort the secret, whatever it may be, from the fear of this man Monks.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVI
7  Elizabeth had nothing to propose of deeper efficacy.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
8  Then, forgetting to think of it, she was at the other end of the room, beautifying a nosegay; then, she ate her cold meat; and then she was well enough to propose a little walk.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
9  I wish his friends would propose it to him.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
10  As we have now opened our minds a bit, miss," he said, "I'll tell you what I have got to propose.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
11  "You seem to take a very mild interest in what I propose, little or much," said Clym, with tolerable warmth.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
12  It was sheer frenzy of this sort which made him throw his hands up into the air when his father, at their last interview, was goading him on to propose to Miss Turner.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
13  Then perhaps you would mention that I propose to do so.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
14  I do not propose to appear in the matter at all.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
15  This northern air is invigorating and pleasant, so I propose to spend a few days upon your moors, and to occupy my mind as best I may.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Example Sentence: (160 in 11 pages)
16  The protests were part of their campaign against the proposed building development in the area.
17  The committee proposed the creation of a new Chair of Portuguese for the university.
18  He filibustered the proposed law to death in the last session of Congress.
19  The European Union has proposed new regulations to control the hours worked by its employees.
20  The cost of these proposed changes makes them unacceptable.
21  He proposed half a dozen accords in such areas as culture, post and communications.
22  After much discussion they settled on the plan originally proposed.
23  The report proposed bilingual education in schools.
24  In his speech he proposed that the UN should set up an emergency centre for the environment.
25  The executive of the health workers' union accepted the proposed pay increase on behalf of their members.
26  A number of theories have been proposed to explain the phenomenon.
27  I signed a petition against the proposed closure of the local hospital today.
28  He proposed to set off immediately.
29  Gage proposed cutting costs by using volunteers for the labor and corporate sponsors for the equipment.
30  Leading opponents of the proposed cuts in defence spending will meet later today.