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 Meanings and Examples of SUPPOSITION
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supposition
 n.  act of supposing; something supposed; assumption
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  I had the good fortune to seize upon that, and everything which has occurred since then has served to confirm my original supposition, and, indeed, was the logical sequence of it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
2  I was inclined from the first to the latter supposition.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
3  Well, it really is but a shadowy supposition; for unfortunately I am going to live.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 1 "Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery"
4  He unlocked the gate, and found that a spider had already constructed a large web, tying the door to the lintel, on the supposition that it was never to be opened again.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
5  If our supposition is correct, then the horse must have crossed that, and there is the point where we should look for his tracks.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
6  We imagined what might have happened, acted upon the supposition, and find ourselves justified.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
7  The point is a simple one, but the Inspector had overlooked it because he had started with the supposition that these county magnates had had nothing to do with the matter.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
8  You have possibly had other guns in reserve in case there should be several tigers, or in the unlikely supposition of your own aim failing you.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
9  Besides, your supposition that I would bring the letters here in a notebook is entirely mistaken.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
10  I was keenly on the alert, therefore, for whatever would bear out this supposition, and I examined the room narrowly for anything in the shape of a hiding-place.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
11  But even on this supposition the balanced civilization that was at last attained must have long since passed its zenith, and was now far fallen into decay.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
12  That supposition was even more disturbing than the other; and it was the one which had come to him the night before, when he had seen her standing in the kitchen door.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
13  The ringing of the door-bell a few minutes after five confirmed this supposition, and made Lily hastily resolve to write more legibly in future.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
14  But such a supposition did by no means involve the remotest suspicion as to any boat's crew being assigned to that boat.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Ahab's Boat and Crew. Fedallah.
15  The invariable moisture of my hair, while plunged in deep thought, after six cups of hot tea in my thin shingled attic, of an August noon; this seems an additional argument for the above supposition.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
Example Sentence:
1  His version of events is pure supposition.
2  All the evidence appears to support this supposition.
3  There's a popular supposition that we're publicly funded but the bulk of our money comes from competitive contracts.
4  Let's keep things to reality, and CNN's supposition for why this drop in perception is certainly not reality.
5  I based my decision to confide in him on the supposition that he would be discreet.
6  You are correct in your suppositions about the source of his wealth.