- sup·po·si·tion·al, adjective
- sup·po·si·tion·al·ly, adverb
- non·sup·po·si·tion·al, adjective
- non·sup·po·si·tion·al·ly, adverb
- un·sup·po·si·tion·al, adjective
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How to use supposition in a sentence
Although it is only in recent years that the importance of our universal interdependence with nature has been demonstrated scientifically, the supposition that it was probably true has been around for hundreds of years.
The underlining supposition is that if China can rebuild Afghanistan, it’s model must be superior to the Western one.China Sees Opportunity After America's Withdrawal from Afghanistan. But Can Beijing Do Any Better? | Charlie Campbell / Shanghai | August 30, 2021 | Time
There were many technological challenges to surmount, as well as a long-held supposition that other solar systems would work just like ours.
The necessity of unanimity in public bodies, or of something approaching towards it, has been founded upon a supposition that it would contribute to security.
Contamination must be proven with certainty not supposition.Italian Court Explains Why It Overturned Amanda Knox’s Acquittal | Barbie Latza Nadeau | June 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And in that latter supposition, they may have been right; they certainly know more about Cypriot politics than I do.Why the Logical Response to a Financial Crisis Almost Never Happens | Megan McArdle | March 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
To be sure, there has been no denial of that widely reported supposition either.
It's just the logical supposition to make about the anti-colonialist blah blah blah.
We have likewise found a vein of plumbago, which was an object of search, on the supposition that it was coal.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
The tone is too earnest to permit the supposition that Edward was dissembling knowledge of the facts.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
And the latter supposition, indeed, seems to correspond with the circumstances of the facts.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
This evidence does not require us to abandon the supposition that the tides tend to diminish the earth's rate of rotation.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
The latter, indeed, is claimed by Eusebius as a Christian; but his character and conduct are inconsistent with such a supposition.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
British Dictionary definitions for supposition
the act of supposing
a fact, theory, etc, that is supposed
- suppositional, adjective
- suppositionally, adverb
- suppositionless, adjective
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