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 Meanings and Examples of PROPOUND
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 v.  put forward; offer for consideration or debate
Classic Sentence:
1  The delight with which Traddles propounded this plan to me, and the sense he had of its uncommon artfulness, are among the freshest things in my remembrance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME
2  Augustine laughed immoderately at the grave and anxious face with which Miss Ophelia propounded the question.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
3  Various other theories were then propounded, among them a theory that Chichikov was Napoleon, escaped from St. Helena and travelling about the world in disguise.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER X
4  Upon this the visitor had to confess herself nonplussed; for, though capable of growing hysterical, she was incapable of propounding any rational theory.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 1: CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence:
1  In your discussion, you propound several questions; let us consider each one separately.
2  I was about to propound a question, touching the manner in which that operation of changing my heart was to be performed, when Mrs. Reed interposed, telling me to sit down.