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Origin of supposing
verb (used with object), sup·posed, sup·pos·ing.
verb (used without object), sup·posed, sup·pos·ing.
Origin of suppose
Examples from the Web for supposing
And supposing they do—will they really fight for it, thoroughly and relentlessly?Racism and Religious Zionist Youth Movements: Own Up|Dr. Assaf David|May 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Woodward is supposing that the supercommittee was the only place for discussions about a bargain including revenues.Bob Woodward's So-Called Thinking Sort Of Explained|Michael Tomasky|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As such, there seems no compelling reason for supposing that it be listened to in respectful, forelock-tugging silence.
The ladies looked that way: but I would not, supposing it was Mr. Williams.Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded|Samuel Richardson
Now, Miss Bruce, supposing you let me give you a lift to the station?The War-Workers|E.M. Delafield
And supposing it is so, monsieur, what business is it of yours how we look upon things?The Galley Slave's Ring|Eugne Sue
The term "rogue" is scarcely sufficiently accounted for by supposing it to be the English equivalent for the Singhalese word Hora.Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon|J. Emerson Tennent
The president of the mess, supposing him to be ill, sent to make inquiries.Domestic folk-lore|T. F. Thiselton-Dyer
verb (tr; may take a clause as object)
Word Origin for suppose
early 14c., "to assume as the basis of argument," from Old French supposer "to assume," probably a replacement of *suppondre (influenced by Old French poser "put, place"), from Latin supponere "put or place under," from sub "under" + ponere "put, place" (see position). Meaning "to admit as possible, to believe to be true" is from 1520s.
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