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Definition of Supposition

Supposition

  1. The act of supposing, laying down, imagining, or considering as true or existing, what is known not to be true, or what is not proved.
  2. That which is supposed; hypothesis; conjecture; surmise; opinion or belief without sufficient evidence.

Supposition Quotations

Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
George Washington

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it.
George Washington

There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex.
Samuel Johnson

I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built up on the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
Anne Sullivan

The desertion of Jesus, by his followers, furnishes an argument in support of the supposition that he attempted to be king of the Jews, rather than that he was a superior being.
Lysander Spooner
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Supposition Translations

supposition in Dutch is onderstelling, hypothese, mening
supposition in French is conjecture
supposition in German is Voraussetzung, Hypothese
supposition in Italian is supposizione

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