supposable

Definitions

  • OUR CAPTAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST, AND WE'RE READY TO FOLLOW HIM TO H--L.' I SUPPOSE HE MEANS THE HINDENBURG LINE
    OUR CAPTAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST, AND WE'RE READY TO FOLLOW HIM TO H--L.' I SUPPOSE HE MEANS THE HINDENBURG LINE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj supposable capable of being inferred on slight grounds
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"I SUPPOSE I COULD SELL YOU, BILL" "I SUPPOSE I COULD SELL YOU, BILL"

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The expression "Tying the Knot" comes from an old Roman custom where the brides clothes were tied up all in knots and the groom was supposed to untie the knots
    • a Supposable Capable of being supposed, or imagined to exist; as, that is not a supposable case.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It took over 4 years to film milo and otis to get the animals to do what they are suppose to.
    • supposable Capable of being supposed; involving no absurdity, and not meaningless.
    • supposable Sufficiently probable to be admitted problematically.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe died on July 4th. Adams and Jefferson died in the same year. Supposedly, Adams last words were "Thomas Jefferson survives."
    • adj Supposable that may be supposed
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Quotations

  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra%20Pound
    “But the one thing you should. not do is to suppose that when something is wrong with the arts, it is wrong with the arts ONLY.”
  • Sharon Stone
    Sharon Stone
    “We Barbie dolls are not supposed to behave the way I do.”
  • Walt Whitman
    Walt%20Whitman
    “To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.”
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore%20Vidal
    “Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice, like Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “I suppose some editors are failed writers; but so are most writers.”
  • Bill Sands
    Bill Sands
    “Do more than you're supposed to do and you can have or be or do anything you want.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. supposer—L. supponĕre, -positumsub, under, ponĕre, to place.

Usage

In literature:

I suppose you have never heard of me.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
I suppose it is clear that the next letter I write is Katie's.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
He has done his best, I suppose.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
I was always encouraged by supposing my hearers to hold such belief.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
I wrote him I was coming, but I suppose if he only gets his mail twice a week he hasn't had my letter.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
I suppose that is why I never forgot you.
"Athalie" by Robert W. Chambers
Now I suppose you will be reading all the time you are in the house.
"The End of a Coil" by Susan Warner
I suppose it is my nature to.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
Now you'll say that was me, I suppose?
"Somehow Good" by William de Morgan
I suppose it strikes you so as a stranger.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
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In poetry:

Suppose the man should fall asleep,
Fall asleep, fall asleep,
Suppose the man should fall asleep?
My fair Lady.
"London Bridge is Falling Down" by Anonymous British
Suppose I should forget,
After my lips are dumb,
To go to you, O heart of my heart--
Suppose I should not come!
"One Moment of Doubt" by Charles Hanson Towne
When I spoke to you I suppose I spoke.
To you when I spoke I spoke I suppose.
I spoke I suppose when I spoke to you.
I suppose I spoke to you when I spoke.
"Dum" by Ozdemir Asaf
"And haply thou hast never thought
To vex, or make me feel forsaken;
But, since to thee the thing was nought,
Supposed 'twould be as gaily taken,
As lightly brought.
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
This is all that is left--this letter and this rose!
And do you, poor dreaming things, for a moment suppose
That your little fire shall burn for ever and ever on,
And this great fire be, all but these ashes, gone?
"Reliquiae" by Richard Le Gallienne
And suppose the world don't please you,
Nor the way some people do, Do you think the whole creation
Will be altered just for you? And is n't it, my boy or girl,
The wisest, bravest plan, Whatever comes, or does n't come,
To do the best you can?
"Suppose" by Phoebe Cary

In news:

One of the many (unconfirmed) stories about that scar on Bogart 's lip puts it down to his time in the Navy, when he supposedly fought with a prisoner he was escorting to the brig.
It's supposed to snow this weekend in New York so there's no hiding from it any longer: Winter is coming.
This is supposed to be satire.
Meza's company was supposed to serve 200 guests.
Not only is everything supposedly bigger in Texas, but, as the past week has proven, even the hype associated with playing the Texas Longhorns is bigger.
I just remembered I'm supposed to start posting a recipe on Tuesdays.
"Child's Play" is, of course, no such thing, but another in a surprisingly short list of films supposing what would happen if a doll came to life.
Arrived the day it was supposed to, didn't derail.
COLORADO SPRINGS — What was supposed to be a launch party Sunday for St James Church in Colorado Springs turned out to be much more.
A Vivus Inc pill that is supposed to provide erections within 15 minutes, about half the time or less than Eli Lilly and Co.'s Cialis or Pfizer Inc.'s Viagra, has received US regulatory approval.
One of them was a supposed allegiance to pragmatism, to "what works," to high wonkery.
IT was supposed to be a summer afternoon in 1850.
The accidental shooting happened during a scene in which Lee's costar was supposed to fire blank bullets at Lee.
I don't give my pets their vaccines exactly when I'm supposed to.
Like with Fight Club, I'm not supposed to talk about them.
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In science:

Suppose A is an abelian variety over a field k and suppose ℓ is an extension field of k .
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
Suppose β = β ′ + 1 and the induction hypothesis has been verified up to β ′ , suppose γ ∈ β , ~r ∈ Rγ and ~Y is a partial play of the game G(A) observing the strategy σ resulting in the sequence ~r .
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
Suppose that S, T, U and V are semistandard tableaux and suppose that ν = Type(V) and µ = Type(U).
The representation theory of the Ariki-Koike and cyclotomic q-Schur algebras
Thus we can always suppose that 1 ∈ M and furthermore we can suppose that 1 is a basis element of M whenever necessary.
Simple Modules Over the Higher Rank Super-Virasoro Algebras
Suppose that α∗ is the identity on the quotient of K0 (A) by the infinitesimal subgroup Inf (K0 (A)). (Notation from .) Suppose further that for every n ∈ N there exists η ∈ K0 (A)+ \ {0} such that α∗ (η) = η and nη ≤ [1A ].
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
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