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Origin of putative
OTHER WORDS FROM putativepu·ta·tive·ly, adverbun·pu·ta·tive, adjectiveun·pu·ta·tive·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for putative
The “putative crisis” resembled a construction of its author.How the ‘Witch Hunt’ Myth Undermined American Justice|Jason Berry|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Milk as a cause of or worsener of autism will have to join the long list of other putative causes.
Ever heard that statistic that 10% of kids are not actually descended from the putative father?
Michael Bloomberg, a putative Republican, noted that the general public thinks the GOP is “meshugenah” over gun control.Obama Brinksmanship Puts GOP in Tough Spot on Debt Ceiling|Daniel Gross|January 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mitt Romney has been the putative nominee for a month now, ever since his Wisconsin win (if not before).Michael Tomasky: The GOP’s Impending Electoral College Meltdown|Michael Tomasky|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Putative daughter of Bothwell and Marie Stuart; who is made the companion of her mother's journeyings and captivity.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
"I am sure I do not know," I murmured, as I fumbled the portrait of my putative uncle.City of Endless Night|Milo Hastings
My putative Russian, still in possession of the rug, let his mild gaze stray over the dingy ornaments of the room.A Passionate Pilgrim|Henry James
"I wish I never had to do any sums that made more than three," is the putative horse's comment.Somehow Good|William de Morgan
The first thesis, that based on putative changes in the volume of trade, though highly improbable in fact, is logically possible.The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.