We know that she was less than enthusiastic when the idea of his visit was first mooted.
When driverless cars were first mooted about in the wonkosphere, I was skeptical.
Perhaps TV really does validate one's existence—as Warhol mooted.
Indeed, clear frontrunner Christine Lagarde is the only woman even mooted to join the race for the fund's top job.
If, therefore, the question be mooted at all, it should not be with a view to a retrospective operation.
This spring a plan was mooted that almost rendered Hanny speechless.
Whether the Teutonic races are superior to the Latin races is a mooted question, subject to prejudiced points of view.
Already plans were mooted for deriving a revenue from the colonies.
I have often wondered whether this impression was derived from Sir Henry's bearing when the question of his pay was mooted. '
I have said that the republican idea has been mooted in all seriousness.
"assembly of freemen," mid-12c., from Old English gemot "meeting" (especially of freemen, to discuss community affairs or mete justice), "society, assembly, council," from Proto-Germanic *ga-motan (cf. Old Low Frankish muot "encounter," Middle Dutch moet, Middle High German muoz), from collective prefix *ga- + *motan (see meet (v.)).
"debatable; not worth considering" from moot case, earlier simply moot (n.) "discussion of a hypothetical law case" (1530s), in law student jargon. The reference is to students gathering to test their skills in mock cases.
"to debate," Old English motian "to meet, talk, discuss," from mot (see moot (n.)). Related: Mooted; mooting.